“If we want to create art, we have to stitch together the inner world and the outer world.” -Robert Bly
It wasn’t until I began this process of stitching my inner and outer world that I truly began to understand my role as an artist. I didn’t know that such a deep dive in would have such a profound affect on my work. I was actually terrified to go in, because all I knew, was creating from the exact place I was currently in, from that point of awareness. Little did I know, that was just the beginning. Creativity expands with awareness of self. It craves the exploration and the deep dive. It loves to be free to roam. Trying to keep it in a box, afraid that if you step outside, it won’t come with you, is silly. It is what has been coaxing you out this whole time.