The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been concealed by the answers.James Baldwin
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Chaos II, Hendricks ©2020, approx. 5″x5″, Found paper, pen, and colored pencil
Continuing to work and play with both images and media, I find a path to prayer and meditation as I work. Prayer or mediation are words that I, as a Quaker, find a bit disingenuous. For me, I find in the silence, and I can open myself to my higher power.
This quote is meaningful to me because this reality that I experience is experienced to me through my brain’s filters. So the answers at times seem very clear… but it is the questions that are a mystery. In most Quaker meetings, there is an opportunity for individuals to ask for a clearness committee to help discern questions in their lives. I guess it is the art that I work with and enjoy that serves as my clearness committee. This committee provides questions to the answers and provides questions to explore to seek further clarity to the existing answers.