I was very curious to what the drawing meant to Ringe in the context of the art show. When I look at his drawing, spirituality and healing is what comes to mind. There is something very peaceful about it, even with the imagery of swords.
Ringe explained that he wants his piece to “take people away from a mind centered way of thinking, and a more heart centered way, listening to your heart. It’s a way to reconcile between the fight of light and dark and bring that consciousness of who we are in to reach.”
I started off each interview by asking how art has helped them through difficult times, and all three artists spoke about how art allows them to express challenging themes and feelings without having to explicitly say them. One of the artists, Heather Sherr, explained how making art is a form of journaling for her. For Nicholas Ringe, art has been a way for him to transform and reconcile with his feelings or troubles.
I was really glad to be able to talk with these artists and learn about their stories. Art is a powerful tool for healing and reflection, and I think that is exactly what these artists had in mind when creating these artworks. All three artworks show ways of healing and reconciliation, but each artist chose to depict different points in the process of healing. These compelling pieces of art are very personal, but they hope to resonate with viewers and become part of a larger narrative with the other pieces featured in the art show.
Check out the virtual rEVOLUTION: Transformation art show now on their website: http://sapac.github.io