Liberation is (…) after al a historical thing. It is not a utopian gesture, but it comes out of an immersion in a particular historical experience of a very powerful kind. So (…) liberation is freeing oneself from the need to repeat the past.
Edward W. Said, Power, Politics and Culture, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2005
Fear is threatening life when it becomes a thought with no sentiment.
Fear as a sentiment, as unpleasant as it can be, often warns us over the repetition of past practices or habits, in which ourselves do not function properly any more.
Attempting to look into my fears and the anguish that filled my world, as I was raising up my children – and growing up myself – at a time of decline and finding myself in a place of exile, I realized that painting was for me a channel, more efficient than language, to give form to ambiguity and to diminish fear.
As my thoughts unfolded like a tangle of words that bonded the past and the future, art gifted me with a space for the present moment.
Fear has become now a liberating force.
C. N. 2015