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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’s simply an external reflection of my internal thoughts and feelings. There is no filter other than the aesthetic, 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, over the years I’ve focused my practice on creating a state of internal silence as to extract what’s already inside in the most honest way I can. I find the only way I can do it is to really empty myself 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.” 

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