Monday, September 1, 2014

Close to Home

Lately I seem to struggle with words,
and giving this creation a title was difficult.

And I almost didn't title it.
But it is heading to an exhibition, 
and therefore it was said a title was needed. 

So I sat quietly with my creation. 
It's story buried within.

I knew it was about being rooted
I knew it was about the depth and strength of self 

But then I learned that self was also home - 
my body being home for the me within.

The story continued and told the tale of taking opportunities that are all around us.
Of  reaching to places that are not so comfortable -  be they near or far,
while still staying true to self,
or as the title says -  'Close to Home'.


  1. Kim, this is such a beautiful piece, full of emotion and elegantly crafted. I wish I was able to see it in person.

  2. Indeed a very tempting title for a wonderful artwork!
    I used to have a lot of "no title" titles, because I don't wanted to give a direction but allow everyone to find their own truth within the artwork. So maybe this will be a way to avoid struggles with titles for the future...?
    barbara bee

  3. I love your story and the work presents it well. The title is perfect. Enjoy!

  4. Very beautiful and moody. Funny, just yesterday the old song I'm Getting Closer to my Home by Grand Funk Railroad was in my head. Not that it has anything to do with your beautiful work, it is just a funny coincidence to me. So now I've had to google it and found it on youtube. Sorry for rambling in your comments. I truly love this piece you have created. It resembles an encaustic. Is it encaustic?

    1. Hi Jan,
      Thank you for your comment - and I love your ramble! This piece is not encaustic, but has layers of paper and paint and pastels and ink and then is finished with a wax medium - makes it look a bit like an encaustic, but it is not.

  5. This piece is absolutely gorgeous. It really speaks to me.

  6. Beautiful and inspiring piece!

  7. This is so beautifully created and I love how you were able to sit with it until the perfect title came forth.

  8. Very beautiful, Kim, and your words right from your soul.

  9. Such a beautiful piece Kim. Is it for sale by any chance? If not, do you work commissions?