20”H x 60”W
Namaste is a word I first heard when I was greeted by a yoga instructor. She explained that "Namaste" is a salutation that originated in India. Translated, it means, "My inner light says 'hello' to your inner light." As an artist, I often feel that when I create my work, my muse is saying "Hello!" to the art lover's muse. I believe that an artist who is in touch with his or her muse is able to express their true heart to the world. S/he has the courage to venture beyond the warm, safe glow of their community in order to commune with a deeper part of their being and allow their inner light to say, "Hello!" Oft times, that light has been extinguished by disappointment, fear and "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune." When I paint, my inner light comes on, my muse guides my brush, and part of my conscious self fades to the background as silence gradually becomes my soundtrack.
With every stroke, I am more inspired and increasingly under the spell of my muse. The paint flows from my brushes and a part of my physical self seems to no longer exist. During this time, I'm lost in a world of beauty and creation. Even though I am alone for long periods when I am painting or sculpting, these are the very times when I feel the least alone; for my muse is with me. My inner light is saying, "Hello," to the spirit of each and every individual who appreciates my work.
What is your inner light saying to you? What sort of creation is it asking you to bring forth in the world?