ECVA Exhibition call for Imaging the Sacred Art of Chant, I thought I'd try my hand at "painting" to music; specifically, the chant music of Ana Hernandez and Ruth Cunningham (HARC).
The music is simply gorgeous (easy to find on itunes), and it led me to create a new madonna, seen here. She's actually a compilation of three different statues -- a Buddha, a Mary, and a Mother Earth -- and the background is a mix of photos and paintings I've done over the years.
It was a wonderful, meditative experience, creating to Ana and Ruth's glorious music, and there was a glorious sense of rightness and fulfillment around what emerged for me. I'm not sure I could write to this music; words and rhythms don't flow as well for me if I'm hearing words and rhythms outside my head. But I could imagine that meditation would be greatly enhanced with this musical accompaniment; think I'll try it sometime!
Christmas at LUSH | 'Snow Fairy' & 'Hot Toddy'
2 years ago