INSIDE THE ENSO
Shared reflections and insights from The Enso Circle Founders and Artists-in-Residence
Michelle and I ask our Enso Residents to share their thoughts from time to time about what they have explored and discovered inside The Enso Circle.. This post is by Continuing Resident Waldinei (Wally) Lafaiete, who is a photographer and visual artist and a three-term Enso community member.
As we embark on our creative journeys, I'd like to share a transformative perspective I've gained over time. It goes beyond the technical aspects of art and delves into the profound realm of sacred practice.
In our artistic endeavors, it's essential to understand that creating art is not just about producing aesthetically pleasing images. It's a doorway to a deeper dimension of existence. When you engage in the act of making art, it can be a form of meditation, a way to connect with a higher source of inspiration.
Treating the act of creation as a ritual, a sacred dance with your muse, can infuse your work with reverence. Consider your canvas or photographic frame not just as a physical space but as a gateway to the ethereal. Through your art, you can express your innermost thoughts, emotions, and desires, fostering a dialogue with your soul and exploring the universal truths that unite us all.
The beauty of this perspective is that it transforms not only the art itself but also the artist. It can lead to personal growth, self-discovery, and a profound connection with the world around you. Embracing imperfections, for they too are part of the divine tapestry of existence, is a lesson learned through this sacred practice.
Remember, your creative process mirrors the intricacies of life itself. Creativity is not confined to the canvas; it extends to the way you live, love, and interact with the world. Every moment, every encounter, and every breath can be an opportunity to infuse life with the sacredness of creation.
This perspective has the power to enrich your life in unimaginable ways. Art is not limited to the studio or gallery; it's a living, breathing force that can infuse every aspect of your existence. By viewing artmaking as a sacred practice, you can unlock a profound wellspring of inspiration, transformation, and connection. It will continue to guide you on a remarkable journey of self-discovery and creative exploration.