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Cynthia Spillman in Currents

CSpillman_Gut-HunchesCynthia Spillman
b. 1959
Aptos, CA

For years, I have embraced a passage from a letter written by Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille, regarding the artistic path. Now, I am experiencing it. In particular: …”because there is only one of you in all of time, this (your) expression is unique… keep it yours clearly and directly…You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open”. These paintings came from urge, instinct and openness to the truth of me. From intersections of consciousness- a colorful and recurring childhood dream; from missing my teenage son; from the muffled despair I felt from one school shooting after another, and from the question ‘what can I do?’
I imagined black paintings with angry deities, but what came through, was sweetness, wonder, and acknowledgement of our inherent innocence.
What can I do?
Remain open to the pure, guileless condition at the truth of who we are.

– Cynthia Spillman

Image courtesy of the artist