Yvonne And Art, 2

Interview with Yvonne and Art

MP:

When a young girl begins to identify with the rock star Madonna there is something she is attracted to, say empowerment or stardom. By identifying with this image she latches on to some of what she will eventually integrate as her own power. This can exist in many forms, as we focus on inanimate objects, people, universal symbols, nature, animal spirits, etc. Our movement forward towards a greater expression of ourselves is thus a rite of passage, triggered or more deeply enabled by an image of sorts. I wonder if your attraction to the objects of your paintings is an example of this.

Yvonne:

Probably the draw is because of the power of this meditative state, yes. I never thought about it before, there simply was this urge. Regarding the rite of passage, again, probably yes, I often paint women, especially in red dresses.

MP:

Are you familiar with the meanings of various colors? I want to hear more about what part of you "designates the outcome" and what this means exactly.

Yvonne:

Yes, I always was interested in colors, numbers, symbols etc. Regarding designating: I wanted to express that I put my name under a piece which sometimes seems to get painted by another entity than me.

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MP:

Have you felt that your creative process of painting and surrendering to the moment creatively has deepened over time, or has it always been the same for you?

Yvonne:

It slightly deepened, I would say. But in retrospective it had always already that quality but in the past was unconscious. So today I can enjoy it much much more.

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MP:

Has your consciousness of its value ever impeded on it and lessened the quality of it? Have you ever had the impulse to define it and explain it?

Yvonne:

No, the consciousness even deepened it so far. I feel so thankful and graceful. I am trying to not analyze it further than I answer you here.

MP:

Thanks for sharing your experiences in regard to this creative and meditative practice. I'd like to encourage comments from artists who have similar experiences with this thoughtless and peaceful space encountered in the midst of creating art. Thank you again Yvonne.

Yvonne:

Thank you.

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