Every artist that has ever created anything has done so with Energy by their side. Whether they were aware of it or not makes no difference. Wherever we are in our own life reflects upon our creations. However, over and above this, is the true essence of each artist coming through each piece. It's like with each new creation we are reaching back to our beginning and finding the ethereal thread that holds our life and our purpose together. Everything we are, that we have ever been, culminates into the next piece that shows up. As a society, we tend to dwell on the bottom third of life. The drama, the violence, the power of it all. Since most of the artists I know are incredibly sensitive a lot of art tends to reflect the jagged energy of that environmental turbulence. Even if we are not experiencing the imminent threat of those heavy energies, we tend to pick up on them and create around them. There are times when we may think we are creating what's inside of us when in actuality we are simply being influenced by the collective.
To be able to detach from the "agreed upon" reality and to express one's own true essence is the sweet nectar of art and life. To move through the commotion to our own sense of sanctuary where we can be still, envision and put forth our highest, truest art.........is a testament to life.