Beyond the Muse Exhibition
Muse means a person — especially a woman — who is a source of artistic inspiration. In mythology, the Muses were nine goddesses who symbolised the arts and sciences. If earth of Gaia is our muse or inspiration, then we can depict her in many feminine forms. Gaia is life. She is all, the very soul of the earth. She is a goddess who, as legend has it, inhabits the planet, offering life and nourishment to all.
In the ancient civilisations, she was revered as mother, nurturer and giver of life. It’s she who created and sustained us, and to whom we returned upon death. Every culture has their version of the Earth Goddess. In honouring Gaia, we honour the love of a living and present universe around. In this way we participate in cosmic consciousness.
In connection with our theme of ‘Beyond the Muse’ that the environment, was in particular, a thread running through our work. The uniqueness of our Australian flora and fauna, our birds, oceans, beaches and rivers are fragile. We will bring attention to this in our theme and use our art to extend to the viewer the importance of protection of our fragile land.
“In my art practice I reveal my muse through meditation and journaling to uncover what may be underneath the surface. I express on my canvas these words, feelings, ideas, colours and shapes through mixed media. Going beyond the Muse opens up a space or void. This void allows all inhibitions and confinements to fall away. Going beyond opens up a place of wonder and excitement of what could be created and shaped from a place of freedom. Expression from a place of freedom creates expansive vision to see the bigger picture, the intricate thread that connects us to our community, our flora and fauna, our planet.”Michelle Mann
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Yours in Art & Spirit.