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Sublimity 42 - The Open Safety Pin

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 42 The Open Safety Pin

 

The open safety pin - Open is so much better then closed.
 
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Sublimity 41 - Fuchsia with White Circle

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 41 Fuchsia with White Circle

 

The fuchsia color in this painting is a new color for me - but I love it. It’s the perfect combination of red and blue. It shows squares with numbers and then a very thick white circle in oil paint. 
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Sublimity 40 - White Salt

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 40 White Salt

 

Salt - the light to the dark pepper.  
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Sublimity 39 - Black Pepper

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 39 Black Pepper

 

Black pepper represents the dark - the shadow. My uncle says we wouldn’t know the light without the dark. 
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Sublimity 38 - Turning World Upside Down

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 38 Turning World Upside Down

 

I can feel a cartwheel somewhere in the recesses of my body….- but I have not done one in a long time…. I think I need to put it on my “to-do list”. 
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Sublimity 37 - Forty-Five

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 37 Forty-Five

 

The number 45 - my age. I am very aware of the age you are when something ‘Big’ happens in your life. I feel we hold numbers in our bodies and have a visceral response to them. When I hear 9/11 - something shifts...
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Sublimity 36 - Dopamine Rush 2

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 36 Dopamine Rush 2

 

Another figure with the arms up receiving the dopamine... she’s swirling, twirling and completely in the moment where there are no problems.
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Sublimity 35 - Love

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 35 Love

 

The words “I Love You” - feel so good to hear - yet could you ever fully articulate what they mean?

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Sublimity 34 - Blue Bottle

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 34 Blue Bottle

 

I am interested in the push and pull of the foreground and the background. In a spiritual sense, I think of it as the push and pull between the ego and spirit - or the conscious and the unconscious.
In this image of the bottle --- the background is taking over.  

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Sublimity 33 - Bending Backwards

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 33 Bending Backwards

 

This image came from an old photograph by Rudolf Kopppitz (1884-1936) Motion Study. It inspired the large paintings that will be shown at Marquis in Scranton often times many graphite works precede my paintings. I do a drawing a day - I love it. 

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Sublimity 32 - Beauty in Imperfection 2

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 32 Beauty in Imperfection 2

 

Shells are interpreted as artistic ability, change of consciousness, emotional stability, the goddess, good fortune in relationships, good news, good outcome in legal matters, happiness near water, luck, money, rebirth, safe return, spiritual awareness...

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Sublimity 31 - All is Well

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 31 All is Well

 

This image just makes me happy - she is surrounded by a large circular force - numbers and a lot of energy surrounds and overlaps her. All is alright in her world. 

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Sublimity 30 - Cafe Noir

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 30 Cafe Noir

 

Coffee - my mom drank her coffee black and strong and so do my two sisters and I, very early in the morning. I sit and bring her spirit into quiet time - she likes it. 

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Sublimity 29 - All that is Good

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 29 All that is good

 

This orange and yellow painting is very powerful to me - it represents all that is good and right - it is very, very positive. 

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Sublimity 28 - Parc

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 28 Parc

 

Matches have always inspired me - I love the little box and the way it folds into itself. They speak to the burning and getting rid of, and also to illuminating - brightening my day with candles, incense, and fires.
 

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Sublimity 27 - Shell in Blue

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 27 Shell in Blue

 

The shell again surrounded with mark-making. I was at a residency and an older female artist said we don’t have to know where mark-making comes from - it comes from a deep place. I never forgot that - speaks to the mystery of life.

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Sublimity 26 - Closed Hand

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 26 Closed Hand

 

The closed hand represents being closed to life. When I am closed, I am closed to everything and it’s not a fun place to be in. However, I know and accept that nothing lasts forever.

Like the moon, I wax and wane.

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Sublimity 25 - Crow Magic

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 25 Crow Magic

 

My sister and I have been aware of the spiritual meaning of animals that cross our path. The crow has been talking and flying around me. It is a spirit animal associated with life mysteries and magic.

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Sublimity 24 - Vertical Lines in Blue 2

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 24 Vertical Lines in Blue 2

 

Nature inspired these blue vertical lines - the long grasses down by the lake - half below water, half above - grounded yet free… as I wish to be. 

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Sublimity 23 - Yellow Circle

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 23 Yellow Circle

 

Squares in my work represent calendar time - the documenting of time. The circle obliterates time or squares. The circle is timeless. 
 

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