Saying goodbye by burning my art

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. – Maya Angelou

In 2003 as I went through massive transitions in my personal life-  that included both loss and gains, heartaches and liberation- I purged by burning old pieces in a bonfire.  LIBERATING!!!

These pieces only exist on CD now.  Not sure where they are:

6 Replies to “Saying goodbye by burning my art”

    1. As we were moving back to Vancouver and leaving the Coast and the marriage and life as we knew it behind- I went through my art inventory and found so many pieces had “melted” in the attic. Varnish had glued pieces together. I was also overwhelmed with the volume of art. Ad much of it was done at a time in my life that in that moment I couldn’t cherish. My instinct with certain pieces was to burn them- probably because what I really needed to do was LET GO. There were many reasons as to which pieces I chose. I had compromised so much up of myself for years up until then. Finally, I listened to MY HEART and used the pieces like a performance piece and did what I WANTED TO DO. It felt great. They were DONE. And it made me ready to leave.

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