Learning to deeply and fully think as a member of a collective and not as a self-focused individual, has been quite an exciting ride. In learning to give consideration to other's ideas and feelings and making space for others to expand and change, I seen that I've also learned to give myself these gifts as well.
"SEVEN to me, is collaboration and consensus. With much play, discussion and laughter in our group, I find I'm continually challenged to see my art and my ideas from the perspective of the others."
I wrote this statement for a newspaper interview many months ago, and I feel that it's the heart of my experience with SEVEN. Thank you, ladies.
The purpose of SEVEN's journey to Denmark is exchange. Exchange of ideas with Danish artists. Exchange of our agricultural/tidal culture with our Danish cousins. Exchange of the myriad elements that form my sense of place and will cross the ocean for a genuine exchange with another place and it's people.
|my place - a muskoka chair in the trees |
These people, who are far too numerous to name and honour in the short time I have before our flight leaves, are, to me, the very breath of our place. This is the breath that I'll take to Denmark.