When painting, I am not “Creator”. I am simply the space where creation shows up. I paint under the assumed name Lawson in an attempt to further remove ego from the equation.
To paraphrase Eckhart Tolle – All Creativity comes out of inner spaciousness. Once the Creation has happened and something has come into form, I have to be vigilant so that the notion of me or mine does not arise. If I take credit for what I accomplish, the ego has returned, and the spaciousness has become obscured.
My latest body of work, I call Projection Sauvage, in which I combine a mixed medium of acrylic, ink, collage, transfers with a 3 dimensional assemblage structure of found objects. My work sometimes includes a glimpse or suggestion of Angels. I use Angels as a metaphor for our higher selves… that part of us that is in touch with Infinity…that part of us that uses the finite us like Avatarsto create in the physical realm.
I am in love with the process of Creation, but sometimes I forget and attempt to produce a result for the observer. That is why the Art Gods created erasers and sandpaper!