Within This Infinite Moment
"Within This Infinite Moment" encompasses a year's exploration into mindfulness. Engaging in regular mindfulness practices that ground me into the present has helped me attune to my own now and appreciate each moment, even the challenging ones, as an opportunity to deepen my connection with myself and the world around me. These practices have given rise to insights which I have endeavored to communicate through this piece.
The rising phoenix communicates that we are both dying and being reborn in each moment. The water flowing from the outstretched hands alludes to opening to a state of flow rather than operating from a state of resistance: if we open to letting go of what no longer serves, and to receiving whatever life has to offer, we move more smoothly through its currents. As the ouroboros swallows its tail, so too does each moment recede into the event horizon of what is to come.
Each moment births new selves, new ways of being. And each moment is endlessly complex, endlessly vibrant, endlessly captivating.
Each moment is infinite, but the only moment we ever have is now.
Within This Infinite Moment (2021)
Pen and watercolor on watercolor paper with black glitter backing, 16"x16"