As a visual artist, I came to realize that art was an outlet for me early on, but on an unconscious level. I did not understand its hold on me until I came to the revelation that art fulfilled an intrinsic need. Creating art evolved into a means of connecting to my true self. And along that artistic journey I discovered the importance of extending my creative voice beyond the studio. This has led me to reveal parts of my soul as I share and connect my work with the universe.
The imagery in my work portrays a continuous dialogue with my psyche, the universe, and the nuances of everyday experiences.
Besides the paintings and monotypes I create, I have found through my blog “An Artist’s Journey” that words are an additional vehicle in which I can express myself. The blog weaves my art and daily journey into something less abstract and more concrete for my audience and followers. Because abstract works can sometimes be difficult to understand by themselves, my words give some clarity for viewers.
Essentially and simply, I am a creative using art and words to express and connect with the universe.
My work can be seen at the following galleries: Red Chair Gallery, 103 NW Oregon Ave., Bend, OR, Angi D Wildt Gallery, 106 10th St., Astoria, OR
and through High Desert Art League www.highdesertartleague.com
Member of NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) since 1994.
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Visual Artist, Michelle Lindblom’s Featured Art of the Month
“Shadow Emergence”, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 36″
“Shadow Emergence” is one of many works I create that reveal the inner workings of my subsconscious. I do not begin with any particular intention other than to free myself from the constraints of outside distractions. Not an easy task and those sessions don’t last too long, but long enough to free up what chooses to reveal itself through color, texture, movement and shape. Emersing myself in music while I create allows me to fully transcend into this state of being.
As I allow shadows of my past to emerge, which I did with this piece, there comes with it a sense of calm and tranquility when the image finally reveals itself. Getting to that point was not without doubt or trepidation but that is how the process works for me whether its painting, writing, or living. Art imitating life, life imitating art.
This time lapse video was created using still photos of an afternoon painting session in my studio. The photography and video credit go to Abigail Anderson. Abby’s goal was to create a 2 minute video for the North Dakota Film Festival and we collaborated on the project with wonderful results. The music was provided by Kid with Beards and their song, “Time of the Season”.