mixed media by Hali Karla

mixed media detail, Hali Karla

mixed media detail, Hali Karla

mixed media detail, Hali Karla

mixed media owl by Hali Karla

this is one of those pieces. maybe you know what i mean…

when you feel something in your process has shifted, or expanded, or freshened up and come alive again. That. *sigh*

i’m not sure if it’s because it’s the first large piece i’ve painted in awhile, or if it’s the raw, grungy cardboard with its corrugated texture + haphazard collaging + sketchy graphite lines. it’s most likely the way I came to it. no expectations but to explore expression, lose myself a little in it and get my hands dirty. there’s a real freedom in that – it feels true.

in a way that raises my energy AND quiets my own inner noise – until i find myself smack dab in the center of my vision, in the practice of holding it, loosely, while it evolves and adapts.

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