Fragility of Clouds and Fog
"Clouds are the sky's imagination"
Terri Guillemets, "Imagine the Sky, 2003
Fear took up residence like a squatter, in those fragile moments of contemplating obscured emotions. I grew up in a culture where expressing feelings was not allowed—making them scary and like curious, forbidden fruit.
In my quest to understand emotions, I began reading the natural world for clues, similar to reading faces, because to me the natural world mirrors feelings.
I needed the lens of art to chronicle and share the range of emotions that escort life events—fear, joy, loneliness, calm, anger, hope, sadness and anxiety—that I’d managed in a transformative way.
Now, on the other side of this examination, I understand how the fragility of clouds and fog can mimic feelings-- obscure, amorphous, transient, fragile—like earth’s expressions.