Dismantled Thing 9 : Venus Gate

Making Things

This is one of those pieces where I began with one idea in mind, and ended with something way different. Actually, it’s almost always like that for me – if I know exactly what’s going to happen, why do it? There is a certain amount of push and pull between directed controlled focus and letting go – surrendering to the texture and the medium.

Playing with cardboard as canvas is fun – it takes the preciousness out of art making.

For me, it’s the process of making that is sacred.

Yet, pigment to canvas/paper/cardboard is one of those activities that ends up as a physical thing. That feels good – especially in a world that has become virtual. Personally, since so much of what I do is physical, but doesn’t necessarily result in tangible things (making music, performing, mtn biking) – it is pleasing to have something in my hand at the end of the experience.

This is it for now. I have more coming, but they need to dry.

Black, white, yellow ochre, pthalo turquoise, metallic bronze

b Venus Gate © Holly Troy 2 2021

Dismantled Thing 9 : Venus Gate
Oil on cardboard
7” x 10 1/2”

b venus gate detail © Holly Troy 2.2021

detail / texture

b venus gate texture detail © Holly Troy 2.2021

To see all the things from the Dismantled Project in one place, click – to the Dismantled Project.

February 14, 2021
Flagstaff, AZ

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Holly hails from an illustrious lineage of fortune tellers, yogis, folk healers, troubadours and poets of the fine and mystical arts. Shape-shifting Tantric Siren of the Lunar Mysteries, she surfs the ebbs and flows of the multiverse on the Pure Sound of Creation. Her alchemy is Sacred Folly — revolutionary transformation through Love, deep play, Beauty, and music.

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