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Out beyond ideas
of wrongdoing and rightdoing
there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

- Rumi, 13th century

For fear, there is love.
For sorrow, there is joy.
For loneliness, there is connection.

The sanity of human soul is torn between polarities. Our responses to reality are split between dichotomy of divinity and humanity. The thoughts we think and beliefs we keep in focus create our days and lay our paths. To navigate through them well, we follow our internal compass steered by our own emotions. This unique guidance system allows us to sync up with who we are, who we came here to be. As we observe and enable links between the subtleties of the natural order and our inner world, we connect to the core of our existence.

When we look for a sign of life, we look for water, for it is the medium through which all life is governed. Some say that water has a memory, that it’s a being with sensitivity to whatever touches it. Ever morphing, water takes the shape of whatever contains it and adapts itself on a molecular level to that which it comes in contact with. This same vibration echoes in human emotions. As our feelings flow between their polar ends, of satisfaction and longing, they manifest their point of focus.

This interplay between the physical and the ethereal marks our internal and as such, external landscape. For those who are connected the their own selves, who are drawn to the spirit, these divisions of exteriority and interiority, of withdrawal and engagement, are transcended. Sensitive to the world at large, we grow compassion to the universal and all elements of human existence. To forget oneself, to let go, is to achieve it all.

‘Out beyond’ was shown as part of the Glasgow School of Art Graduation Show: 1 - 9 June 2019.

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