FULL CIRCLE, 2018

photo: Rita Farmer Photography

photo: Rita Farmer Photography

“through a series of developments that lead back to the original source, position, or situation or to a complete reversal of the original position —usually used in the phrase come full circle - Miriam/Webster dictionary

Photo: Rita Farmer Photography

Photo: Rita Farmer Photography

How is it that one could return to the original source and be in both the same position and complete reversal of the position at the same time? What is truth and how does our perspective have the ability to change the truth for ourselves? Returning to the same fire that burned within me twenty years ago, I was able to find a way to act upon my desires to be an artist in a way that was impossible earlier in my life. The situation of fear and self-doubt was the same but at 40 I could dive into the position that deceived me as a younger version of myself. To come full circle is not an end, but a beginning. Time becomes fluid and connections are the same but entirely different. There is a point of connection but the two planes disperse differently in the same direction and possibility is open, endless.

Photo: Gladys Salmela

Photo: Gladys Salmela

FULL CIRCLE was created in 2018 with the support of a McKnight Foundation Next Step Fund grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and was included in “PERMISSION” solo exhibition at the Finlandia University Gallery in Hancock, Michigan from November 30, 2018 - February 15, 2019.

FULL CIRCLE was accepted by jury into the Fine Arts Exhibition at the 2019 MN State Fair.