"The undefined space between things might be perceived as negative space, but it is far from empty. Liminal space is a place we are not yet, but might be. It is a place for navigation and revelation, and it is activated by our searching. In this sense, it is the fertile region of dreams, art and meaning making."
Christine Crockett in the middle of her work, "Orpheus"
"The LIMINAL theme resonates with my own creative approach to doing art. The liminal, for me, resides in that psychic space between beginning and end of the creative process. I find that the artistic process of creation is most fulfilling when there is no preconceived destination and the process itself is allowed to unfold according to its own directions. It is discovery and surprise at the end, allowing nature itself to reveal its inner workings."
John Cinco in between his, "Spacescape 22"
"All life is woven together within a matrix of mystery, love, and heart."
"I was attracted to the theme LIMINAL initially because of the abstract and ambiguous elements within the word. I am often in the beginning stages of concepts, compositions, and expressions as well as finding myself between 2 or more of each of those things at one time. Liminal ideas take shape in my work in the form of emotional processing. Body dysmorphia and over sexualization of the female form put me on an edge between what I want to express through paint and what I’ve been conditioned out of expressing over the course of my life."
Kylie Sivley between her work, "Shapes II"
Earl Grenville Killeen
"A liminal moment may tickle the spirit with possibilities. In my paintings, I hope to share my bemusement at the sense that there is more expanse and greater depth than we can see; that things that seem to be in stasis or in flux may be on the verge of changing; and that some things that our eyes may receive as plausible strike our understanding as, at best, improbable."
Earl Grenville Killeen
Earl Grenville Killeen's "Self Self Portrait" between his 2 Liminal works (In the Balance and Braced)
"I am attracted by edges, boundaries, by interactions, overlays and transparencies. Trataka’s edge, encrusted and textured with patinated bronze filings extends into the picture plane with thin lines and exemplifies the interplay of what can be known and seen against the edges of the everyday — mysterious yet commonplace."
"Trataka" in between the artist herself, Lisa Raabe
"The theme of Liminal offered a rich source of ideas. Much of my photography is inspired by forces of nature. When I considered the concept of liminality in all its forms, I observed my work from a different awareness as I looked for captured moments of liminal time and space. Every day presents transitional moments of uncertainty that influence the way we navigate the world. Life and nature constantly move from what was to what is next."
Bonita Bielski in between "A Leap of Faith"
"Liminal is the mystery of it all and what others miss...reading between the lines is its most interesting aspect, but it is not obvious!"
Darlene in the middle of her exuberant work, "A Little Help From My Friends"
"I began the Floating Rocks series as a direct response to life in the pandemic. Isolated and confined to home with all ordinary and familiar rhythms in suspension, I often felt as if I was existing in a space between before and after. It seemed the very definition of liminal."
Michelle Friars in between her "Floating Rock 5"
"Collapse and Renewal Somewhere between the making of marks and painting them out, a balance is reached.
In summer produce fills the greenhouse.
After harvest, a winter wind blows off the visqueen and covers the ground.
In spring shoots poke up through torn places."
"I love that
Life is liminal
One thing we know is that
Everything will change
I delight in
And am in awe
Observing those changes
To my mind
In my evolution
"Liminal is a word that has been on my periphery for a number of years now. An artist friend had spoken of liminality years ago in relation to the politics of Scotland's potential succession from the UK. As well, a student referenced liminality in relation to architectural spaces that one cannot define. As my work is somewhat autobiographical, personally, liminality speaks to me in relation to physical place, mental space and outer space.
The forceful seduction of the image "Is Three Really A Charm?", as represented in the Liminal exhibit, is that intersection of perception of the Earth looking at Humans as we are looking back at it. Anthropomorphism is implied as the projection of ourselves on the surface becomes the merger of the psychological tension between judgement and assumption."
Maria Botti Villegas
"LIMINAL is an invitation to explore those beliefs hidden in our unconscious minds which protrude to the surface with images of the collective archetype manifesting. In my work Plétora, I imagine new species brewing from an almost dry environment succeeding to growing to touch the infinite and may be their destiny"
Maria Botti Villegas
Maria Botti Villegas in the middle of her work, "Plétora"
"Liminal may appear ephemeral but this evolutionary process that we are hitched to has been ongoing since the Big Bang, the very razor’s edge of luminal. Today, at our collective liminal precipice, there is clear definition between connectivity, kindness and reflection versus greed, intolerance and meanness. In View Through Covid, I want to capture the window of worldly cares through which we look into a luminous, brighter reality which beckons."
Viktoria Ford in the middle of her work, "In View Through Covid"
"In this place, a juniper died long ago.
The snag lives on, reaches upward and outward,
a bridge from desert to sky,
between the life once lived and that yet to come."