I had an epiphany. I’ve always loved Jackson Pollock’s work, he is an American abstract expressionist painter. He painted on large lifelike canvases and used sticks, twigs, brushes, cloth and whatever could to give his work texture and and vibrancy. The result is something very chaotic yet a culmination of rhythm, colour, line and individuality when engulfed by the massive work of art. The viewers interpretation is a personal encounter, that’s the beauty of abstract art and any other art.
I’ve been reluctant to write. To write from the heart. To write with conviction. I was going through pictures on my phone and came across this artist artwork and it not only reminded me of how much I love creativity and self expression through art, it unlocked a new sense of awareness for me.
An awareness that life doesn’t have to Instagram perfect. You can use whatever life throws at you and make something magical. Harmony in the midst of chaos. Only you understand your journey and what it takes to accomplish your goals. This made me think of New Years resolutions. How we are so pumped up to take on the New Year: promising to do better and be better.
When you stand back and admire the Jackson Pollock painting that is your life, you realize how every challenge, strain, setback, achievement, sacrifice is at work creating a masterpiece. It’s not perfect. Not everyone may like it. Not all of us can be Mondrian; blocks of colour – perfect and harmonious.
This as much a revelation to me as I hope it will be you dear reader. Life is action, take whatever twigs and brushes you can get your hands on, get to work on your masterpiece. We all have a different calling and life to lead. Be unconventional, colour outside the box if you must!
Never shy away from expressing yourself and creating the life you want. I hope this resonates with you in 2018.