I've created many pieces with the theme, "SOAR." This is one of those words that speaks to me, but when I started to write about it, I had to turn to the dictionary to help me understand why. One of the definitions is: "to ascend to a higher ... level." A-ha. That's it. I'm never satisfied just staying the same. I want to continue my journey and "level up," so to speak.
Oxford physicist Sir Roger Penrose hypothesizes that, "there is a connection between the brain's biomolecular processes and the basic structure of the universe."
That theory makes sense to me. The universe continues to expand, so I should too. If the universe is depending on my consciousness growing, then I'd better SOAR.
This is a mixed-media piece. The elements are 3D, and come up off the canvas, which was covered with acrylic paint using a palette knife.
The papers on the edges, on the butterfly and below the text, SOAR, were made with gelli papers. A gelli plate has the consistency of Jell-O. I put different colors of paint on the plate and roll them together without mixing them. I put rice paper on the plate and peel it back. I let it dry and repeat the process until I get the effect you see here.
It is 11 x 14 in a 1.25" black frame.