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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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Sublimity 22 - Beauty in Imperfection 1

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 22 Beauty in Imperfection 1

 

This shell found me and provided endless studies in my sketchbook, ultimately ending in one of the 12” x 12” panels. It’s broken and has seen many crashing waves yet still it exudes grace and dignity.
 

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Sublimity 20 - Swimming Free

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 20

 

Swimming in open water is transcendental to me. I lose myself; the rhythm, the occasional cool spots invigorate me, and of course it’s all that much better with Weez swimming along with me.

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Sublimity 21 - Reaching Calm

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 21

 

I have two passions: moving and painting. Exerting my body through space by swimming, running, biking - I reach calm. 

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Sublimity 19 - The Butterfly

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 19

 

The butterfly - when I see them, I know it is someone from ‘beyond’ fluttering by to awaken me. 

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Sublimity 18 - Zen Master

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 18

 

 Eloise - affectionately called ‘Weez’ is the zen master who lives with me.

She is forever in the present moment. I watch her and I learn.

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Sublimity 17 - The Almighty Circle

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 17

 

 The almighty Circle came back into my work - thankfully. I am trying to say “Yes” more - I get inspiration from my sisters and my dad who seem more inclined to the Yes way of living. I try. 

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Sublimity 16 - Moving Forward

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 16 Moving Forward

 

This figure had a lot of energy surrounding her - she’s hopping from one stage of life to another

- she’s okay and on her way. 

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Sublimity 15 - This Girl is on Fire

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 15 This Girl is on Fire

 

This girl is on fire. She is experiencing life in another country

- she’s staying open to the possibilities.  

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Sublimity 14 - The Open Hand

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 14 The Open Hand

 

 The open hand - I am either open to life or closed to life. I wish to stay open.  

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Sublimity 13 - Zucchero

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 13 Zucchero

 

Sugar - if I could eliminate this drug from my life…….

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