Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Peace Is Abundant Images 46-50

The images are on 30x40" canvas on a 3/4" stretcher bar. To see all of the images on one page visit www.amycernyvasterling.com Click on the Peace Is Abundant link. Forty-six: “Its about time II” I couldn’t help but name this one a name I already used. I laid down some ink and an army troop showed up, as well as a daring angel who was flying by and scooping up the death and hatred from the war. The Divine Feminine appears above the angel and a rocket appeared to the right of the troop. Miro says, “All of the information is there we are just the conduit to show it.” Here I feel like a full conduit. I picked up the inky canvas as I have done many times to move it so I could start another. It ran, WILDLY! I went with it rolling the ink like I did when I was first using ink 16 years before. It changed the image a bit but I can still see shreds of the before very recognizable images and the rolling ink naturally created a vanishing point.
Forty-seven: “Whispers” Somehow this seems like a very girlie and sneaky divine title, neither of those I am. Maybe it is named incorrectly? I wanted to name it “Out of the swamps” but when I saw the image on the computer it looked like the forms are floating up and are light.
Forty-eight: “Tracking Intersection” My friend Rich W. uses the word tracking, in response to if he’s tracking what I’m saying. He’s nice in that he doesn’t roll his eyes and cup his forehead with his hands while saying “You creatives are too much.” So my idea is that creatives and logicals only need to sync up on the grid where our lines meet.
Forty-nine: “Wild Flowers” I love this image. It is so free and it turned out great!
Fifty: “Still looking for something outside of ourselves” This is about a Native Peoples prediction that once a human went to the moon the earth will really suffer and the people of the land will isolate and become in a sense self destructive. I sat waiting for the content for this image to come. I saw one form and made it not trusting I would know the next form but right away I could see it. Perhaps to the left we have a rocket and to the right we have a planet or moon with stars beneath. What we are looking for is within us. I question if it is sensible to push “forward” In our extreme curiosity, spending oodles of money when there are people who need to eat and have other simple needs for their survival. I really don’t know but I wonder if we went to the moon not out of curiosity but out of fear.
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Peace Is Abundant images 41-45

The images are on 30x40" canvas on a 3/4" stretcher bar. To see all of the images on one page visit www.amycernyvasterling.com Click on the Peace Is Abundant link. Forty-one: “Beheld” This title is a play on words. To “behold” something has some level of awe. To “Be held” is about being loved and accepted. I like the eye in the image, that there also is vision in this image too. The forms that arc above the eye truly looked like angels when I set the ink down. I worked at bringing their forms out more fully. I like the metaphor that things are looking out for us and they take shape in whatever or however we need. It is what is unseen that I want to show, to expose it for its truth that we are not who we think we are. Shifting from proof to feeling is a coming necessary movement. With or without eyes we can see in a way we never activated or “realized” (saw with real eyes).
Forty-two: “The trees from another place” Using a hand sized rubber scrapper I pushed out the wide lines, creating the tree trunks. Then I blew the tops of the trees. Then I over-laid ink to create more contrast.
Forty-three: “Circus” Ink base on canvas with oil paint overlay. The colors move over the canvas inviting our eyes to play and dance about the forms that bubble out of the greater image. The dynamic colors and strokes suggest the risks taken at the circus, a flashy event bigger than humans or animals. In this image I see an elephant whose has a trunk lower than the canvas. Its eyes are strikes of brown parallel to one another and centered on the canvas. Find your own circus experience in this image.
Forty-four: “Music Vibration” I can’t help but say this has something to do with me Thinking about my sister Katie. She is through and through a musician, like our father she can make fun happen out of thin air! She can become in an instant a one person band and her nature draws others in effortlessly, they can’t help but want to be a part of what Katie creates. The more serious side of this image is that we know certain things about music but as I show here, where the vibration gets really expressive, our factual proof ceases and our “knowing” take over. Music has more power than we know and its vibration is timeless and more expansive than we comprehend.
Forty-five: “Sunflower” This image is simple and I don’t feel needs explanation.
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Peace Is Abundant Images 36-40

The images are on 30x40" canvas on a 3/4" stretcher bar. To see all of the images on one page visit www.amycernyvasterling.com Click on the Peace Is Abundant link. Thirty-six: “Blooming” The aggressive growth of spring. We can all relate to those times where everything aligns without effort. Its spontaneity and youthful vibrancy is apparent, “alive with movement”.
Thirty-seven: “The man in front of the museum” I saw this young guy who was walking in front of the science museum. The image of him stuck in my head. This is nothing like he looks but it almost is exactly who he is. He seemed scared and aged for the young man he is. Smoking recklessly, shoulders hunched, a large man, I feel I found who is inside.
Thirty-eight: “Mother Earth, what’s she worth?” All of the ink was placed and blown for this image. Her parts individually are lovely. Her whole is a little distressing. Her mouth is fragmented, her voice compromised.
Thirty-nine: “Connectivity” This image was really fun to create, especially swirling the ink while blowing through a straw. This one took shape without thought. Even the ink placement seems to have naturally created a strong composition. The canvas I’m using periodically leaves a line in the art. This appears on an earlier canvas and I tried to cover it but it still shows up. I am accepting this as part of the art.
Forty: “And the musician plays on” There is a musician down in the lower right-hand corner. What grows out of their expression is vast. Calm with no regard for any praise, just playing for the sake of self-expression and play.
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Peace Is Abundant images 31-35

The images are on 30x40" canvas on a 3/4" stretcher bar. To see all of the images on one page visit www.amycernyvasterling.com Click on the Peace Is Abundant link. Thirty-one: “Overgrowth” I layered the inks, creating contrast. My brother in law once shared what he’s learned from a documentary, “If humans were no longer around, within three years the forest would take over”. The forest would hide homes, hide our life, silently decomposing our lifestyle and creating it all anew. This is the perfect example of the masculine and feminine in balance. The man destructs and the woman, creates new life.
Thirty-two: “This one grew alone” We are never alone. Although currently among people opening to awakening, there is a belief that unlike prior generations now healing needs to occur in the daily life vs. spending time in solitude. In this image it is a tribute to all who walk it alone among life full-blast and find their footing carefully at times on the edge of the cliff. Inspired results come from doing this work.
Thirty-three: “Five” This image is personal. It is a message in the wake of my dad’s passing. It represents his five children, my four siblings and me. Each tree could be any of us. Today I could be this one and tomorrow another. As siblings in any family we overlap. We reject in each other what we reject about ourselves. A friend told me in her family the each person is good at something different and this skill was always highlighted and shared with the other siblings. I love this and her parents for Knowing what they know.
Thirty-four “Metamorphosis” The ink arcs started out to look like diving forms. I pushed them further and they unfolded into these natural, growing forms. Could be a vine or a jellyfish. What I like is that the original ink arcs transformed melding into disguise in our natural world.
Thirty-five: “Spiritual Overlay” One of my teachers, Collin Tipping talks about spiritual overlay. I feel it is when you are ‘trying to look the part’ pretending or thinking you are taking the high road but instead avoid your own inner conflicts. This image illustrates that sentence, saying that when we force things to be a certain way we miss the spiritual experience, the peace, freedom and naturalness within it. We instead end in feeling a sense of lack vs. constructive and timely, natural growth and most importantly love.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Peace Is Abundant 26-30

The images are on 30x40" canvas on a 3/4" stretcher bar. To see all of the images on one page visit www.amycernyvasterling.com Click on the Peace Is Abundant link. Twenty-six: “Double Voice” The balance of finding our power through voice. Observing when we react and shifting that to action instead.
Twenty-seven: “Reseeding” Sending out intention, our preferences. Such a simple task yet many struggle to do this. We act as “who we are supposed” to be instead of “who we really are.” The many taboos and societal rules guide us instead of our feelings and heart.
Twenty-eight: “Forest Harmony” We could mirror the trees, being well rooted while also trusting the process to support our growth without concern of who’s shade we’re in or who has created space for and nourished us. I chose a specific ink medium for this because it moves well leaving great contrast in the image.
Twenty-nine: “The Shape of Nature” This is an image that came earlier but got into the shuffle so it will be #29. When I look at it I see a spine. I love the soft leaf forms that evolved on the canvas meshed with pod or berry-like structures. My mom has always loved dried prairie, lets face it, weeds. She and my dad went to great lengths to find, cut and bring these delicate creatures to their home. Seeing these free earth visual treats all my life, perhaps its in me to recreate them.
Thirty: “Wind in the Tree” I wanted to create movement in the image and thought of doing it with a tree. Trees need wind to grow strong, so do people. The trees allow this, people resist it, sheltering themselves.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Peace Is Abundant Images 21-25

The images are on 30x40" canvas on a 3/4" stretcher bar. To see all of the images on one page visit www.amycernyvasterling.com Click on the Peace Is Abundant link. Twenty-One: “What you want already exists” Again, quantum physics. It is not a surprise its trickled into my expression as an artist. My friend has a bumper sticker which reads, “It is the freaky people who change the world.” Its possible this includes me!
Twenty-two: “Time to let go” This image is an incomplete composition. An image in process. It is a reminder about our muse or metamorphic guidance. If you notice my muse (my father who recently passed two weeks prior to the image being made) visited and then showed up in my ink expression in the upper left corner. It took me two weeks to understand why I couldn’t find a way to complete the composition. My muse is with me in physical form and when I know how to complete the composition I will be at a different stage in my art and my life.NFS
Twenty-three: “Energy Exchange=Growth” It shows a small foothold on the earth, however, it reaches up and branches out. The floating seed is a reminder about the beginning. We start somewhere and keep going until we take root. Also, like these plants we need to trust our footing, no matter how slight.
Twenty-four: “Through Towertown” This was formed by placing ink and working it with a ribbed water bottle. I was surprised to find, this composition turned out like a painting of a European hillside. It feels French to me but if not I suspect it could be San Gimignano, Italy. “The town of fine towers.” And my mom says kind of funny toilets but there’s no potty talk in this catalog so I’m done.
Twenty-five: “Outside of the you, you ‘know’ “ This also was created using a water bottle. The bottom of the bottle was used to make the circular form. It looks like an ocean. I also see it could be the layering to reach something. The base could be solid or not. This is a constant metaphor in the human experience. We need to release the how and remember the answer is always in the contrast. When we listen to ourselves and follow our inner guidance we get to know the ‘us’ we truly are.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Peace Is Abundant 16-20

The images are on 30x40" canvas on a 3/4" stretcher bar. To see all of the images on one page visit www.amycernyvasterling.com Click on the Peace Is Abundant link. Sixteen: “Mama” The textural confusion and beauty of motherhood and generational relationships which hold silent expectation of nurture and nourishment. However, many here today find themselves fleshing out a heaping helping of generational energy, working to shift so dramatically that the next generation is free from this history of the lie that we’ve carried for now centuries.
Seventeen: “Creating the sea horse first” Ok, so here was a BIG shift. For 20 years I’ve been using an eye dropper to make ink drawings on canvas and/or water color paper. I shot the ink out of the dropper and it created these very interesting patterns. Again, this is an image I kept to show the transformation. In this I was thinking about quantum physics, revealing the unseen~that there is energy which we can solicit that we can’t yet prove or see.
Eighteen: “In the Mystery” I understand that we have beliefs which when we surrender them we walk from the “myth” into the mystery. This is a time when nothing makes much sense. So we are stripped of that old belief and are learning to form a new belief in its place. In doing so we bump around and this can be lonely work. However, when clarity is shed on this process we have reached the “miracle” and this is pure bliss. Sometimes I tell myself “in hindsight this will all make a great deal of sense.” It reminds me to have perspective and stay focused on “What is”.
Nineteen: “Quantum Entanglement” The energy between the atoms which cannot be seen or proven. Here’s my vision of what the unseen looks like.
Twenty: “Time to Create, with a deliberate heart.” This painting reminds our inner child to express itself and create. No thought, using the heart to speak our truth which in trusting reminds us we are limitless. I placed the ink on the canvas and then went to hunt down a straw. After chatting with people during my search I found the ink had already dried in spots. Unlike many artists, I prefer limitation; it pushes my creativity farther, hands down! Pun INTENDED! This work feels partial to me, in a way it feels complete but partial. I am curious what work bridges to this piece to make it whole. I am no stranger to blowing in with a straw, when I first started doing ink drawings I often blew trees or other forms. This time I went above the ink and blew down onto it. Great result!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Peace Is Abundant 11-15

The images are on 30x40" canvas on a 3/4" stretcher bar. To see all of the images on one page visit www.amycernyvasterling.com Click on the Peace Is Abundant link. Eleven: “Embrace” I made a painting called “Authenticity which is not a part of this body of work. However, it inspired many ink drawings on canvas which follow #11. In “Embrace” the clearly executed lines show the interaction to be clean, the color choices and placement lend to our expectations about what love is and how it feels and looks. Maybe my true desire is to give a message about living from expectancy vs. expectation. "Embrace" 11
Twelve: -Untitled- In this series (as I am writing this I have completed about 50 canvases) I see some of the canvases and have a bit of fear to share them. This is one! I’ve felt it out and my decision is to show the progression, the good, the bad & the ugly. It is not for me to judge, every creation has a home and selling art is like finding a match in the purchase of a home. It must speak to a really deep inner part of us and every canvas has the opportunity. There also is a concept about an inner goblin, that voice which tells you to do things that really aren’t good for you. Maybe this is mine. Untitled (12)
Thirteen: “Fish Market” I was headed to bed one night and saw this image. I got up and drew it out, then in the coming week drew it with ink. It is simple circles, the style is a bit na├»ve but the busy feel is picked up even in the simplicity. "Fish Market" 13
Fourteen: I made this and had a laugh. It looks like a puppet from Sesame Street, a favorite show as a child. I think it was giving my hands to my inner child in doing this work. As you’ll see in the next images the style pulls tighter and I have had success in making paintings in this style. One of which is “Wild Child” under “Oils” on my website. "Allowing the heart" 14
Fifteen: “Perception” Our perceptions are driven by resistance to our past and anxiety about the future. When we approach life from the present we achieve something greater in our experience, peace. If we continue operating from a state of fear, this serves no one. The character in the middle of the image is viewing his right hand, he’s showing a ‘cool exterior” that he is fine, yet his head is not so well attached to his body, what he knows is changing and he’s unsure what to trust, unsure if this newness in his hand positive for him. "Self Perception" 15
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Peace Is Abundant 6-10

The images are on 30x40" canvas on a 3/4" stretcher bar. To see all of the images on one page visit www.amycernyvasterling.com Click on the Peace Is Abundant link. Six: “It’s about Time” a play on words characterizing our impatience as a culture, our desire to know when and how. These concepts are out of our control and when we allow them to fill in for us we find peace.
Seven: “People” In this color field the forms were used to create or “find” the people in the image. Its about the landscape of support, network, relationship, contrast and connection. "People"
Eight: “Let go” When we think about life we really could push more to be vibrant in a way of expression. My cousin Anne said to me, “When women get older they start to wear little things that are quirky. Her example was a pair of white shoes with neon green laces. Why not at every age? This painting is a reminder to express yourself, be yourself and come back to your truth because if you do, others will and that is big! "Let go"
Nine: “Connection” An ‘off’ palette of primary colors fills the connected circles. What appears to be a random line connects them. In the absence of free will we have absolute connection. In following our play we activate the connection, which stimulates synchronicity. "Connection"
Ten: “Articulate” Maybe this painting is more personal because it articulates its own meaning when I look at it. It is not spoken but a feeling, for me of calm, of something I know but doesn’t look like anything specific. I suspect I trust it will connect with others and ‘articulate’ for them also. "Articulate"
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Peace Is Abundant Images 1-5

The images are on 30x40" canvas on a 3/4" stretcher bar. To see all of the images on one page visit www.amycernyvasterling.com Click on the Peace Is Abundant link. One: “Playful” This painting sets the tone to jump into many styles and ideas. I love color and using an ink line. I drew many sketches for the start of this project and this is one that made the cut. There is a lizard hiding at the bottom of the painting. Many of these first sketches were drawn while listening to live jazz music in St Louis, MO or Eagan, MN.
Two: “The Sea Waits” A painting about the simplicity of the sea but how in this time nature is watching us to see what unfolds. I think the sea waits and responds in proportion to us. For this painting using a large field of pink yields to the energy shift we are entering into feminine energy being the greater pull. 2 "The Sea Waits"
Three: “Watching Over You” This painting is about how perhaps there is not something so serious about life. That something greater watching over us is playful. The feather-like form tickles the nose on the power line eyes connected to a system of systems. I believe in life the answer is always in the contrast so I chose the main form (in orange) to be set against the large field of blue, its compliment and greatest contrast. 3 "Watching over you"
Four: “Jazz Music” Just as it sounds, the music flows out of the musicians instruments and hands and into my ear and out my pen. The image is vibrant like the music. 4 "Jazz Music"
Five: “This is how it works” In this logical world, we forget the physicality, which is made available to us. We can run, move, eat, laugh~loudly! So this is the blue print for play, an image with shape and composition to support our logical minds but movement and colors spice it up bringing the fun! 5 "This is how it works"
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