Awakening on a Cycladic island

‘Useful though research findings and observations may be I think that it is also helpful to allow one’s own understanding to unfold and evolve as one both makes and revisits their artwork; otherwise, others’ meaning making and interpretations may be imposed on our understanding and experience. Also, our interpretation of imagery and metaphor, both our own art and that of others, tends to evolve as we grow and so may not reflect our understanding at a later point in time. Over the years my reading and understanding of symbols in my own artwork and journal pages has shifted quite drastically in some cases or expanded.  I often observed that one single image or symbol may contain multiple layers of meanings and representations and that embodied and emotional experience is depicted with great economy’ (Tonya Alexandri, 2017)

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