Thursday, October 27, 2011

THE GOLDEN SILENCE

THE GOLDEN SILENCE

Close-up of collage/painting "The Golden Silence"

It never ceases to amaze me what can be accomplished in life if we learn to follow our intuition and just go with it. What follows is a true story. Where it leads is a good question but so far it has been an amazing and magical journey.

It started with my sculpture school last summer. The 4 students came from all walks of life and areas of the country. We were in tune from the moment we all met. By that I mean we all seemed to be in sync with what we wanted to accomplish as far as the sculpture goes, but there was something else almost indefinable that happened during the week. We all started to feel a strong bond to one another that lasted far beyond the week long class. It was not a happy gathering when we had to say our good-byes.

"The Golden Silence"

When everyone got home. We felt like something was missing in our lives. All seemed anxious to continue the class next summer but there was something else we felt we needed to do. Finally, after many group e-mails, we knew what it was. We decided to write a book together.

At first I thought it may not turn out to be much, just a bunch of women talking about their week in the class. I kept asking everyone what in the world could anyone possibly want to read that happened during that simple week. But then, all of our intuitions kicked in. The creative force and our special bonding had us writing away. Our new book is all we have been able to think about for months now.


Symbolism hidden in painting

The Golden Silence collage I have just finished is my interpretation of something that happens in the book. I can’t tell you any more about it until we finish but I have my hopes up for a book/movie to materialize sometime next year. (I’m an optimist) There is symbolism all throughout the painting.


Another hidden image

This is the story I have given the "Golden Silence" and an excerpt from the book, which we haven’t named yet.


The Golden Silence

She was inhaling pure energy through the Golden Light, which was part of the Golden Silence. It was as though her mind was being downloaded, as a computer program might be, from one folder to another. All of her memories were being pulled by some unknown power and the destination was to another realm in time. This download, of which could be called her soul, seemed to be accelerating at tremendous speed through what could only be described as a portal from one place to another.


~Cheryl Dolby~

Below is the method I used to create this piece. She is for sale and priced at $400. Natually, I will take plenty of pictures of her so that I can use in my quilting, journals and other artwork. Please email me if you are interested in her and we can go from there. Dimensions are: 22w x 28h x 1 1/2" deep. I take all credit cards, checks and Paypal.

Cutting aluminum foil for orbs seen throughout painting, rough in of face

Attached laces and other textured fabric and paper for background

I used oils for face and background paints are acrylic

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28 comments:

  1. OMG!!!!!!!! BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GOLDEN SILENCE has taken my breathe away. All the imagery that you have included, WOW!!! I just LOVE her haircut!! CheryL, you have gone & done it again. Oh, BTW, where is Dewi??
    trish xoxoxoxo

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  2. Oh wow, I in awe, she's so amazing! So much power and flow of energy! So pleased you brought her into life, what a creation! :)

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  3. Absolutely blows me away,love all the texture and symbolism you incorporated into this latest work of art.

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  4. Loved the process of this one. It turned out beautiful and so full of interest. Great job again Cheryl.

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  5. Hello Magical Cheryl..another magnificent masterpiece with beauty, power and illumination shining through! I loved the story you shared about your kindred friends..wonderful how that happens..divine..and this piece is stunning and magical..like you!
    HUgs
    Victoria

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  6. Good articles. I like it. Dont forget to give me your comment back into my blog, okay

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  7. Your art and words; a beautiful marriage - always!

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  8. Wonderful collage and wish you lots of joy with the book, x

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  9. She is very powerful. How interesting about the energy you shared and the vision of a book! I can't wait to hear more about it...

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  10. Thank you for posting a comment on my students' blog about Oaxaca. That made their day. I enjoyed being introduced to your unique art work as a result!

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  11. I can't wait to see the vision of your book realized- what an incredible idea! And your painting with all it's layers of color, technique and media is incredible!

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  12. now that sounds like a workshop to remember. Love Golden Silence

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  13. HOw wonderful, a book! Such a creative force! Bravo

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  14. Wow Cheryl your Golden Silence is gorgeous love the textures and the way you build up the background on, how wonderful you and your students will make a book, thanks for your sweet comment.
    Anni

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  15. This painting is wonderfull spiritual and so strong.
    Happy Samhain and a gorgeous night to you
    Janine

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  16. What a wonderful journey this has been. not just for you but all who attened your class.
    Your mixed media collage is so powerful and I'll thrilled to hear your doing your book!

    I need some of your mojo Cheryl!
    hugs Lynn

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  17. Hi Cheryl! My attention was caught by the title of your post. I'm a lover of peace, tranquility and silence. I believe that we need to let ourselves ecxperience silence and tranquility every now and then.

    As I look at your painting, I see different stories and emotions. Her eyes speak of enthusiasm, and the longing for something beautiful. Her lips make me see a certain happiness that she wants to achieve.

    Good luck on your endeavor Cheryl.

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  18. The texture and symbolism in this piece is wonderful. Best of luck in the progression of the book.

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  19. Wow! What an amazing experience all around! The classes, your students, your work and now even a book! Cheryl thank you for your continued inspiration and friendship. I so appreciated seeing your sweet comment after I'd been away for so long. Your work continues to inspire me and long to someday travel out to your neck of the woods...much love, Bridgette

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  20. Love that painting, the beautiful face and the energetic head of hair, amazing and inspiring!
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Anja

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  21. How exciting, Cheryl!! Having met your class and knowing you, I can only imagine the energy that will flow through your words and images. Looking forward to it!

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  22. What an extraordinary experience...to write a book about that week together . That must be an extraordinary week!!!!!

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  23. Well, I'm a bit late getting here but so pleased that I didn't miss this post. You already have one buyer of the book - I can't wait to read it, this sounds like the most amazing project.

    And as for that painting... wow!!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful, completely awe-inspiring. Lovely post too, thanks for sharing, much love x

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