This is my last exhibition as part of the residency program for WSMA. To say it has been a pleasure is to sell it short. It has been a steep learning curve, one where Humility is an appropriate ending. Here are some of the things I have learned, manifested in a drawing titled Humility.
Humility requires surrender. Absolute and unconditional.
Humility is the recognition of being connected to everything. I am infinitesimally small, insignificantly so. And yet, through the connectivity to everything, I can be as large as the Universe. This is daunting, haunting and paralyzing.
Humility is a practice. It only matters in the now.
Humility is acceptance.
Humility is being awake to myself. In doing so, I have to admit how challenging it is to truly be humble. To not give myself importance over others. To realize that the self is both non important and important like all sentient beings, like the earth around us, whether we can understand it or not.
This particular drawing is unique in that each day, for 5 days, I treated the drawing like a new beginning. After day 3 I realized that we never truly start anew, there is always something that came before it, and there will always be something that comes after.