Why do I hide positive messages or love notes in my works?
If you have yet to meet me in person, here’s the skinny... I am happy. I err on the side of joy and love. As an artist, I want to impact the world in a positive way. My visual works offer one level of positivity- they are an opportunity to take a moment and see common objects in a new way. This is a good start, but I want to evoke feelings not usually associated with looking at art.
By hiding love notes, I encourage collectors to play, to connect with that child within. By focusing on the hunt up close to the work, who you are to the rest of the world can fall away for a few moments. You. Are. Here. Period. Some search alone and in silence. Others search with support of others. Some eagerly await their success, while others fear failure. How do you feel? When the love note reveals itself- joy, celebration, congratulations follow, and perhaps an offering of support to someone still on the hunt. What a way to shift your reality.
A third piece of this comes in waves, later as you walk by or see the work. You may be a million miles away, lost in the past or the future, but that love note gets triggered in your mind and just thinking it, causes you to shift into the present and perhaps to a more positive frame of mind.