The title for our annual art show this year is Suspended: it is about pursuit.
We chose this title fairly soon after our first annual art show at Frame Gallery - Inexplicable: it is about healing, ( April '14, 2014.) I think there is a pattern in our titles. Our very first show at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery show was - Indescribable: it is about murder (January 27, 2012)
We had no idea how "suspended" we would feel this year. It truly has been one of suspense distracted by the long Supreme Court of Canada process that took almost a year. It is only recently that we have heard of their final decision to order a retrial.
As all creative people know - the enemy of creativity is suspense. We find it difficult to get into our imagination when real life pulls us into stress of the every day.
Other distractions have been, Odia and her husband announcing they are pregnant with their first child. Much of my year was spent finishing my art commission that came out of our first show, entitled "The Glance" for Soul Sanctuary, five white Implicits for the opening dedication of their new sanctuary. it was huge commission.
Cliff devoted his time to working with his students at St. Aidens Christian School.
But probably most intrusive was the emotional journey we all took together as I worked on the book about the trial and our personal journey, This Mortal Coil. In this book, "suspended" took on new meaning.
As always, writing, painting and expressing ourselves in creativity has been our healing. We hope that it will inspire all who visit our work - to explore their own creativity. - Wilma