the banality of beauty.

in this particular show, I use the icon of the rose to explore how the repetition of something has a tendancy to become unimportant.

I am an artist and I create. I believe in creating. I believe in creation.
I believe the world around us was created.

and I believe we were created with. a. purpose.

as created beings, we are beautiful in the eyes of the Creator. 

the banality of beauty. how many times can we view another rose painting? the icon of the rose. beauty and love. used over and over. truly used to the point of banality?”

a definition of banal: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring, trite and commonplace.

beauty: a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses; a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense.

we live in a world with no rest. the continual, visual stew of no focus. of repetition. we lack seeing the real. the truth. the touch. the soft. the simplicity. the sacred. the beauty. pardon the pun, but have we forgotten to stop and smell the roses? that sweet smell. the intricacy of shape. the softness of petal.

insert your word here: _________ is no longer beautiful, no longer sacred, and has become mundane, banal.

in the process of creating this show, these things were revealed to me: my lack of simplicity. my lack of rest. my forgetfulness of sacred. my lack in trust that reveals my own beauty through restoration. trying to focus on a carrot in a stew of life’s saturation avails no one. it's time to slow down. to rest. to be as what I was created to be. 

in this. is beauty.  

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