Last Thursday night my beautiful daughter and I had this amazing experience dancing with paint for an art piece created by special and wise and oh so talented woman who is having an art show this upcoming Saturday night, March 11th, 2017, at High Tide, 334 Anacapa St in Santa Barbara. Here's the info about it:
The concept was for us, with paint on our hands, to dance together in that deep-love-mother-daughter way as the paint tracks our movements and marks our motions. It was a lovely night. We laughed a lot as we danced - which we always do anyway when we dance - while also falling away from the laughter and into the rhythm of the dance that we also do when we are dancing and when we are living, too.
Our journey as mother and daughter - that is woman to woman and deep friendship, too - this relationship has marked us. We may not see these marks on our body in the way that the paint settled on our skin in pathways of movement, but our lives together - the hours we spend in laughter or the moments of quick sharing, the borrowing of clothing and the enjoyment of a meal, the lying in quiet and the pouring of our breathe, the lyrics of our banter and our deep conversations, and oh so much more, these are permanently on us.
Our souls and hearts and minds, though ever changing are ever changed and always carry the places that we've been in this mother/daughter, woman/woman and deep friendship relationship that we have. And so this art piece, it truly personifies the relationship I have with this daughter of mine.
I am excited to see it. And to see all the other pieces of art and creation that is the work of this talented artist who gave us the space to paint our connection in such a moving way.
I hope you will consider supporting this incredible artist and visiting this show.
Mother, Wife, Friend, Sister, Daughter, Dancer, Rower, Runner, Dog and Cat lover.