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Mefore Aday

Mixed Media Artist, aka Mary Aday
b. Tupelo, Mississippi 1985  

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Introspection

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Introspection is the direct observation or rumination of one's own heart, mind, and/or soul and it's processes, as opposed to extrospection, the observation of things external to one's self. 


“A room is, after all, a place where you hide from the wolves. That's all any room is.” -Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight

We are all sctraching at the surface of what makes us who we are, but I am obsessed with it. I am obsessed with my own experiences and how to communicate them to others. I only see that they are important because I have the desire to record them. I assume that every person's experience is important, but not everyone is as overwhelmed with the desire to dig into one's own psyche and then obsess about depicting in lines and dots on canvas. I love to spend time alone in my studio letting the whims of the universe take over me. I sometimes feel like a tool, just like my paintbrush that I hold in my hand. I don't think that I am hiding from the world, because I do enjoy going out into the world and experiening new things and challenging the boundaries of my own comfort zone. But I really enjoy my quite, alone time and no matter how good a vacation, I stil find myself wanting to be home, in my studio. Surfing is the only activity that rates higher. It is the only desire that I wish I could do, even when I am in my studio, creating art.


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