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The Liminal Artists Celebrate & Share Insight

Artists create in all circumstances and against all odds, additionally they are the listeners, the watchers, and the gatekeepers of the unconscious.

The Liminal exhibition artists were asked to leave a quote for viewers; their responses follow:

Liminal artist, Elizabeth Yoffe leaves us with the words of Hilma af Klint:

"At this moment I have knowledge of, in the living reality, that I am an atom in the universe that has access to infinite development. These possibilities I want, gradually, to reveal.”

Hilma af Klint (artist/mystic/innovator)

"Sound of Light” by E. Yoffe

Liminal artist, Kathleen Donovan leaves us with the words of Joseph Campbell:

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” Joseph Campbell

Photo by Kathleen Donovan

Liminal artist, Neil Berkowitz leaves us with words from Dr. Who:

"Don't blink. Whatever you do, don't blink"

Some Dr. Who writer or other

The Half Life of History by Neil Berkowitz:

Liminal artist, Debra Disman leaves us with the words of Eva Hesse:

"Excellence has no sex."

Eva Hesse

Liminal artist, Lawrence Manning leaves us with a poem by his friend, Jack Kolkmeyer:

Image by Lawrence Manning (from his crow series)

Liminal artist, Susana Berdecio leaves us with the words of Robert Macfarlane:

“We tend to think of landscapes as affecting us most strongly when we are in them or on them, when they offer us the primary sensations of touch and sight. But there are also the landscapes we bear with us in absentia, those places that live on in memory long after they have withdrawn in actuality, and such places -- retreated to most often when we are most remote from them -- are among the most important landscapes we possess.”

Robert Macfarlane

Photo by Susana Berdecio

Liminal artist, Maria Botti Villegas leaves us with the words of Annie Leibovitz,

“Nature is so powerful, So strong. Capturing its essence is not easy- Your world becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.”

Annie Leibovitz

Crisp by Maria Botti Villegas

Liminal artist, Micheline Ronningen leaves us with the words of Pema Chodron,

Image of Pema Chodron

"Examine the nature of unborn awareness."

Pema Chodron

Liminal artist, Steve Bennett leaves us with the words of Ansel Adams:

"You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

Ansel Adams

Photo by Steve Bennett

Liminal artist, Michele Benzmin-Miki leaves us with the words of Louise Bourgeois:

"I came from a family of repairers. The spider is a repairer. If you bash into the web of a spider, she doesn't get mad. She weaves and repairs it." Louise Bourgeois

Drawing by Michele Benzmin-Miki

‘Still Life’ 3’ x 9’ Graphite pencil on paper

"Like my piece ‘Ascension’ it is part of my series of drawings inspired from a dream I had of being a luminous white spider hanging from the silk thread of my body in vast space. I was creating, repairing, in the liminal space between light and darkness, dream and waking state." Michele Benzmin-Miki

Liminal artist, Robert Bergstrom leaves us with the words of Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian polar explorer:

“Victory awaits him who has everything in order – Luck we call it. Defeat is definitely due for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions. Bad luck we call it.”

Roald Amundsen

Photo by Robert Bergstrom

Liminal artist, Bob Conge leaves us with the words of William Stafford:

When I Met My Muse

Art by Bob Conge

"I glanced at her and took my glasses off - they were still singing. They buzzed like a locust on the coffee table and then ceased. Her voice belled forth, and the sunlight bent. I felt the ceiling arch, and knew that nails up there took a new grip on whatever they touched. "I am your own way of looking at things," she said. "When you allow me to live with you, every glance at the world around you will be a sort of salvation." And I took her hand."

William Stafford

Liminal artist, Stephen Linsteadt leaves us with the words of Eckhart Tolle:

“The beauty of art is that it reflects that state of consciousness from where it comes. The original reason for all art is that it leads you back to the formless, the sacred, so it acts as a portal or an access point to the sacred so that when you see it you see your self. There is always more than what you see and that shines through the form. Ultimately, it is for you to become that work of art. Your whole life and your very being become transported so the formless shines through. Something emanates through the form that is not the form itself.” - Eckhart Tolle

Liminal artist, Liz Thoresen leaves us with the words of Dani Shapiro:

“Years vanish. Months collapse. Time is like a tall building made of playing cards. It seems orderly until a strong gust of wind comes along and blows the whole thing skyward. Imagine it: an entire deck of cards soaring like a flock of birds.” Dani Shapiro

Transience by Liz Thoresen

"My painting, “Transience”, was an intuitive painting. I wrote the poem on the substrate before I started painting. The Cherry blossoms were in their full glory at the time so they appeared, then the birds. It was one of those paintings that painted itself..."

Liz Thoresen

Liminal artist, Diane Gilbert leaves us with the words of Scott Russell Sanders:

“We might think of ourselves as autonomous, but every molecule of air we breathe has passed through other lungs and through the pores of leaves. Every atom in our bodies has passed through other bodies, through flowers and ferns, through rivers and rocks. After we die, these atoms will keep circulating. There are no fixed points, no hard edges. Every seeming boundary, from the skin enveloping one’s body to the borders between nations, is permeable, temporary, ever shifting. The flow never ceases.”

Scott Russell Sanders

Work by Diane Gilbert

Liminal artist, Leona Gamble leaves us with the words of Carl Jung: "Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."

Carl Jung

Photo by Leona Gamble

Liminal artist, Richard Howell leaves us with the words of Helen Frankenthaler:

"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about."

Helen Frankenthaler

Photo from The Warhol exhibit at PAM

Liminal artist, Stephen Levine leaves us with the words of Will Rogers:

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.”

Will Rogers

“Looking For A Spot” by Steven Levine

Liminal artist, Susan Gaylord leaves us with the words of Shunryu Suzuki:

Photo by Susan Gaylord

Liminal artist, Earl Grenville Killeen leaves us with words from Dear Theo (letters written by Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo):

“The sadness never goes away. I think I want to go home now.”

Vincent Van Gogh

The LIMINAL Exhibit will be Verum Ultimum's focus until August 22nd.



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