Two of my pieces have been selected into an exhibit at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, NM. The exhibit honors the idea that “in the end is the beginning.” It is entitled
“The OMEGA and the ALPHA.”
“Commencement” is the word that comes to my mind. We call the rituals of ending studies in high school and college “commencements,” a word which doesn’t mean “ending” at all but means “beginning.” Actually the ending of formal studies in institutions of learning does signal the beginning of a new phase of life.
Other areas of our lives which seem like endings are also beginnings. From the ending of childhood emerges adulthood; from the ending of our lives as singles we begin lives of marriage; for many the ending of a significant illness holds the beginning of true wholeness and health. I can think of a variety of endings in my own life which have marked a beginning. Some of the endings have been joyous and exhilarating and some have been painful.
Both of my pieces selected into “The OMEGA and the ALPHA” are intended to depict the joy of the Alpha, the beginning that emanates following an ending. “REVIVAL” (mixed media assemblage, 18X18X2 inches)
The Mayan calendar, which has been keeping track of time for ages, runs out in December. According to statements about this art exhibit, it can be looked upon as “an interface between the present and the future.” Many Christians are expecting a great awakening with many people turning to accept God’s great gifts. Indeed many feel that the awakening has already started. These times can be the balance point between the dark and the Light. The exhibition seeks to be “a doorway to expanding our creative consciousness.”
The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media (SLMM) has selected this exhibit and arranged for its showing in the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico from October 6 through November 11, 2012. The opening reception is Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.