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The Nature of Risk

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The Nature of Risk

The Nature of Risk by Patricia SoperWhat courage, each year, has the tree to once again birth her leaves, her pink cherry blossoms or delicate dogwood petals, knowing in days, weeks or months, they will wither and fall to the ground. So, too, the crocus or tulip, who struggles through the frozen ground, regardless the chance of Spring snowfall. Even in warmed, her flower's glory will be short-lived. What freedom to show up, generously share, sure of one's value to Earth. Oh, to be like that, to bloom without fear, not clinging to longevity, nor demanding guarantee, but offer our...

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2023: The Year of Being "Playful"

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2023: The Year of Being "Playful"

For me, the goal of this self-directed artist in residency is to remove everyday digital distractions in order to hone and focus on painting from an intuitive heart-felt place. My focus is to create purely from a playful place. I aim to simply explore the relationship between my painting practice and how it is influenced or not influenced by the digital world by removing it altogether.

 

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