I am intrigued by what people believe. Beliefs are behind action…. we act according to what we believe, whether we are aware of this or not. From the moment we take our first breath until the last air is expelled from our bodies, we believe in something. Chicken Little believed the sky was falling because he did not see the acorn that fell on his head. Today many people base their beliefs on ideas that are not very different from Mr. Little’s. Outside a small town in France people are gathering in anticipation of the end of the world (as we know it) and believe a nearby mountain will open wide at the moment the Mayan calendar ends on 12/21/2011, revealing an alien landing strip……… hmmmmm.
As for myself, I believe in intuition. I am on a journey to learn how to listen to my inner voice. I know it exists because when I am in the process of making any sort of art, intuition often takes over, leading me through the process to completion. I often make decisions without conscious effort, drawing from what I have learned about art through the years. I have begun to pay attention to this ‘inner voice’. Sometimes what it reveals about me is not all that pleasant, but it is always revealing. As I explore this process I have become more aware of my long held beliefs and have begun to release some of them as harmful, while developing others. I am also looking more closely at what others believe, and why, and how these beliefs have influenced societies past and present.