Heather LJ Frayne is an artist, poet and dabbler in creativity of all sorts.
Her process is to flesh out found images in embodied expression. She begins by listening to her body, expressing intuitively, and then seeing what wants to emerge. Like cloud-watching. A dance of yin-yang ensues, actively delineating while receptively allowing the image to find its being.
Much of her work is about Un-Becoming: who are we in the fertile void? At times we are launched into an outsider space where questions are our flashlights. We dismantle all the structures we have built (or that have been constructed for us). What felt like "True Self" molts. False layers fall away. And still in this discomfort, we prise up the nails, pull the threads, are compelled to question, to burn it all down to the ground. What remains in this space?
Heather sees studio as blanket fort as womb as liminal space. She begins by listening to her body, expressing intuitively, and then fleshes out found images from this embodied expression. What wants to emerge? A dance of yin and yang ensues, actively delineating while receptively allowing the image to find its being.
Art becomes witness and communal witnessing becomes rite of passage. Art becomes the vessel that bears us, that honours what has fallen away, that helps us navigate the void, that initiates us into the emergent new.
"I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being"
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"We are the meaning makers and we are the dreamers of dreams."