honoring an inner knowing...

I'm grateful to be a mother and an artist, inspired by nature as the ultimate design and by the profound connection we all share with each other and the universe. I believe we're all innately creative and possess the knowledge of our gifts deep within ourselves. My lifelong attraction to the healing power of expressing that wisdom has traveled both academic and self-taught paths, producing my most cherished lesson: success and satisfaction with a given piece is in direct proportion to the degree I've listened to my intuition and trusted my process. It requires my belief in the value of exploring a reimagined world - one that's sometimes strange, humorous, dark or frightening - by using richly expressive materials and inhabiting whatever mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and energetically nuanced spaces I need to, in order to resist our increasingly and dangerously binary extremist world, filled with false dichotomies and divisive rhetoric, and instead allowing myself to focus by letting go.  I find the most joy in creating when I practice making choices out of love and hope rather than fear and expectation... choices to live, parent, and play with art in hopeful contribution and reverence to, in the words of Charles Eisenstein, "the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible".

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All text and images ⓒ Ellen Starck Art 2018