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Marie Claire White

“To run from vulnerability is to run from the essence of our nature; the attempt to be invulnerable is the vain attempt to become something we are not.”

David Whyte

Emerging from empty

My approach to art is similar to how I approach music. It is not geared to a wider commercial acceptance but is simply an external reflection of my internal thoughts and feelings. Therefore, there is no filter other than the aesthetic so it’s not commercially driven in that sense. They are just different vehicles of expression. 

When I started making improvised music I began applying that to my artwork, trying not to think too much with the focus to channelling pure expression. It’s a really challenging way to approach self-expression, I’ve found it best to really empty yourself of thought and intention. 

Michealangelo once said “ The Sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”  My personal practise is to try and perfect a state of internal silence and to extract what’s already inside in the most honest way.

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