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LIMINAL III Artists focus on the In-Between and find themselves at the center of meaning!

Planting Seeds by Niki Helley Ward

"With a camera in my hands, I am present. Like the pause between the inhale and the exhale, I am not looking forward, nor looking back. I can see the moment as it is-- a fleeting space where the past is a fading memory and the future is wide open."

Niki Helley Ward



Heather Jacks

Sanctuary by Heather Jacks

"I was attracted to the theme Liminal because I feel that my paintings represent the space between inspiration and imagination.  I paint from memory, and start with no preconceived notion about what the work will become. I listen to my intuition and let the surfaces emerge. My thoughts are often of the changing light throughout the day, the movement of the clouds in the sky, the gradual change in the color, texture and structure of all things over time."

Heather Jacks



Mary Ellen Latino

Pieces of the Past, var. 3 by Mary-Ellen Latino

"Liminal space portrays transition and transformation that can be surreal and forlorn. With Alzheimer’s disease, it is the space between recognition and cognitive decline as one loses pieces of the past accompanied with fear, sadness, confusion and anger. This diptych depicts such escalating aberrations."

Mary Ellen Latino


“She has only a ghostplay on some frayed screen of memory, which she takes to be the present.”

Julian Barnes


Bill Saltzstein

Cloudy thoughts by Bill Saltzstein

"I’ve always been drawn to images that are ‘in-between’ for landscape photography: the light between night and day at sunrise and sunset, the changing conditions of weather, the boundaries between sea and land, and the balance between ice, water, and air."

Bill Saltzstein



Gerard Huber

Arbor Vita by Gerard Huber

"After the initial excitement at receiving news that my niece was pregnant with her first child, gradually worries and concerns about the wide range of possibilities began to set in regarding her journey to motherhood, and a protective desire to help both her and her developing son took hold.  In my painting an Akkadian bas-relief of a protective spirit watering the Tree of Life appears behind the vulnerable female figure.  He holds a container of water in his left hand, and in his right hand he holds a pinecone which he has dipped into the water to sprinkle the Tree of Life as a blessing and a nurturing gesture.  The Tree of Life appears to the left of the painting.  I inserted the nude female between the protective spirit and the Tree of Life so that she, too, is the recipient of his protective blessing, and to suggest a connection between both the Tree of Life and the pregnant woman as sacred life-giving forces in the Universe."

Gerard Huber


R. Lee Post

Inexorable Evanescance by R. Lee Post

"The theme of Liminal attracted me since I’ve been drawn to photograph dreamlike imagery, and subjects that encourage the viewer’s imagination. The space between, as well as within, both the waking life and the dream is constantly changing and illusory. To view life as a dream is a meditation."

R. Lee Post




Leona Gamble

Of Two Minds by Leona Gamble

"The space between a line is a vast universe. I am always drawn to a conversation that allows for anything beneath the surface of what we perceive our realities to be.  As to what degree the conversation delves into that vast depth is always the surprising journey and delight of the delving.  My painting “Of Two Minds” plays and tangles those lines and lets the viewer decide which universe they are exploring and which side of the line they are perceiving."

Leona Gamble 



Hunter Johnson

66 Ruins #4 by Hunter Johnson

"Liminal space as an aesthetic concept is relatively new to me but for many

years, I have photographed abandoned places and ruins. These images

record man’s attempt to exploit the natural world and how these survive, (or

don’t) over time. In ruins we see the intersection of striving to conquer

nature and nature’s response: converting indoors into outdoors."

Hunter Johnson




Barbara Simcoe

When Will You Be Remembering Me by Barbara Simcoe

"I have been dealing with the notion of liminality in my work for a number of years which attracted me to this exhibition opportunity. Liminality deals with that which exists between 2 states, conditions or regions. It is transitional and indeterminate. Much like a state between wakefulness and sleep, it is not definable as either one. I have found that my work has notions aligned with surrealism, and the space I employ in my pieces can identify as that in terms of unreality, mystery and displacement of figure and setting. The associations that are suggested in my work are intended to be decoded by the viewer, they demand that the audience enter into the works to experience the disorientation that I project to engage the idea of an uncomfortable beauty."

Barbara Simcoe



James Richards

Passenger by James Richards

"Liminal is the in between space which defines past, present and future simultaneously. Time is constantly moving. The in between space occupies an ever-changing position. I am physically present in a continuum of passing moments as I remember the past and project into the future.

All perception is liminal." 

James Richards


Lindsey Kincaid

Resynthesis (Transitions) by Lindsey Kincaid

"Much of my work touches on both the emotional and physical transformations that take place with the passing of time. The inbetween can be fruitful for embracing change. It calls us to know that the present moment is fleeting and will soon become the next.  Transitions focuses on the act of moving past former identities while embracing the new. Walking the line, I stop just momentarily to grieve, and be grateful for what the past has given so new growth can begin."

Lindsey Kincaid



Bob Moskowitz

REM by Bob Moskowitz

"Being in that state of consciousness where one is neither awake or asleep. One is between reality and dreams. What is real. What is imagined. It is a space that cannot be rationalized or explained. It refuses to be changed or modified." 

Bob Moskowitz



Cathy Breslaw

Excavations #1 by Cathy Breslaw

"My inspiration for Excavation#1:

Inspired by light refractions of multi-faceted film, I imagine it as dark space. Drawing into it, I excavate intuitive imagery, coming from a deep place within."

Cathy Breslaw



Marjorie Moskowitz

"My paintings of flowers, in wild fields, are constantly changing and transitionally moving from bud to bloom to fade and, finally, toward an end of the cycle.  There is a photo clarity of the plants and the overall going toward abstraction. Birth to death." 

Marjorie Moskowitz




David Miller

The Way Out is Through by David Miller

"I have spent a lot of time outdoors, both in a previous career and a personal solo trips into the woods and on the open water.  Now looking back on some of my landscape work, I now realize that I am often trying to convey both the beauty of nature along with nature’s indifference for our personal safety.  A type of liminal space perhaps?  The transition between the two or at least or perception of the change from beauty to threat.  This is probably an attempt to capture the “oh crap” moment when in the deep woods and beauty transition to a threat to personal safety."

The Way Out is Through (featured work in Liminal III) 

A pause to take in the long shadows of trees. The dead silence of a pine forest as the wind subsides. Peace and awe replaces crunching footsteps and swishing synthetic fabric. The crisp shadows of trees soon decompose and with it the temperature. Footsteps again, and fabric—focused on the pathless bearing toward safety, in knee deep snow and fallen trees.

David Miller


Judi Silvano

Deep Dive by Judi Silvano

"The idea of perceiving both the physically obvious as well as a more diffuse view of the world and embracing that wonderful experience through the senses in addition to our mind’s thought and reasoning pattern, is what attracts me to the theme of Liminal.  

Liminal means acceptance of all feelings and responses to the world around me, both in relationships and also in the process of making any visual art pieces. It means I allow my sensation to imbue the marks I make on Canvas or wood or rocks, and that even if I have no plan of how to work at any given time, I allow my “inner knowing” or “intuitive self” to be expressed without judgment.  I create a sense of freedom in that way for myself.   

Allowing one’s hand, arm and/or brush to guide the work is a powerful acknowledgment of the human capacity to integrate all parts of ourselves.  Past, present, future, images that resonate and vibrate within, to express in some way how we function and allow us to communicate on multiple levels."  




Viktoria Ford

Painting in the Rain by Viktoria Ford

"Liminal space is the threshold between what is known and what is yet to be discovered. In my art making I seek to navigate this space because it is where creation happens. Exploration of self can happen in this open-ended space."

Viktoria Ford



Michele Dickson

Sleep by Michele Dickson

"I was first attracted to the theme LIMINAL because I heard good things about Verum Ultimum. I considered my piece, "Sleep" a good match because LIMINAL, to me means something on the fringes of being seen or as on the threshold. I think that my work could be viewed as something outer-worldly or in a dream realm."

Michele Dickson



David Blow

Morning Meditation by David Blow

Morning Meditation

"I’m standing on the water’s edge meditating. Over the past six years, this has been my home. My tracks cover the beach. How long will I be able to claim this shore-line before it is taken by the machine?"

David Blow



Dayna Wood

Sideshow Portico by Dayna Wood

"As a psychotherapist specializing in the expressive arts, I have spent the past few decades fascinated with the liminal - the transitional process, the spaces in between. 

In my work as an artist, however, I seek to go beyond conscious and unconscious and endeavor to pierce the veil of the supra-conscious - the level of awareness that surpasses the duality of the material world and taps into the consciousness behind reality. 

In these cinematic, dreamlike analog film images, an intentional blurring happens between light and dark, awake and dream, memory and the present, which allows us to touch upon fundamental truths that are easy to dismiss in the busyness of the mundane. Inviting you to step through the threshold where you may discover something previously unknown and return changed somehow. And always, there is the invitation to awaken—not from the dream but within it."

Dayna Wood 



Robert Bergstrom

Dreams of the Unseen Realms 2 by Robert Bergstrom

"Liminal is a conceptual space between two more permanent states.  Here in my image a woman is sleeping peacefully on a beach, as she is being overtaken by the water.  The beach is a liminal space between land and water.  But the major conflict is between her peaceful sleep and imminent drowning of which she seems unaware.  Should she be worried or not?  Is she really in any danger or has she surrendered to the inevitable?  How can she feel safe in a space that should be terrifying?  Has she learned to breathe underwater?"

Robert Bergstrom 


Christina Hall-Strauss

Patio 1 by Christina Hall-Strauss

"I see painting in general as being about liminal space.  The word defines much about my work, which is about things seen and not seen, both physically and psychically.  In my painting, I work with negative space by adding and subtracting shapes to create an overall glow."

Christina Hall-Strauss




Celeste Croteaux

"Liminality can be defined as uneasy ambiguity. I live in New Mexico, a sparsely populated state with lots of vacant land. My work heavily focuses on the southeastern region of the state, a transitional area merging Texas and New Mexico. Through various mediums, I aim to capture the liminality of this region and regions similar to it."

Celeste Croteaux

Mile 400, US-70, Roosevelt County, NM by Celeste Croteaux


  

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