Free Bird

6.00"W x 6.00"H x 1.0"D

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Liz London


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: to, lyrics, skynyrd, lynyrd, bird, free, escaping, cockatiels, flying, collage, impressionist, birds

Media: board, collage, mixed, media

Size: 6"W x 6"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2018

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How many men/people have I expected to change over the course of my life? How much time and energy have I spent in doing so? How would my life be different today if I had let them go and not tried to change anyone?
This piece is inspired by the Lynyrd Skynyrd song Free Bird which lyrics are as follows and perhaps answer these questions:

If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be traveling on now
'Cause there's too many places I've got to see.

But if I stayed here with you, girl,
Things just couldn't be the same.
'Cause I'm as free as a bird now,
And this bird you can not change, oh, oh, oh, oh.
And this bird you can not change.
And this bird you can not change.
Lord knows I can't change.

Bye, bye, baby, it's been a sweet love, yeah,
Though this feeling I can't change.
But please don't take it so badly,
'Cause Lord knows I'm to blame.

Not just another pretty picture. London's art is created to stir your mind, jar your imagination and expand your awareness consciously or not. And even if you are not deep, you can still take it lightly. All that is required is a sense of humor. Liz London's artwork explores shifting and illusive paradox between the inner and the outer worlds, the deepest paradoxes and depths of her own inner transformation by identifying and creating her own personal archetypes, historical and mythological symbols, images and stories through collage and assemblages. Summer of 2008 she created and invented and new process for her work by layering and combining papers with transparent sheets to build layers and layers of depth between symbols, images and colors to create the inner depth and include found objects with some pieces to add the outer depth to complete the yin and yang multi-dimensions of wholeness she desired in her art. She starts by touching or researching through organic objects that most would want to discard or throw out that she as recycled for years. By feeling it like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle without photo on a box as a guide she lays out pieces on a table intuitively and lets the pieces have comment, message, purpose or idea to convey. From there the idea dictates the forms, shapes, colors, symbolism and images. It comes together like a cosmic dance. London explains, "I am so involved in the process and the concentration that I lose all sense of time, I forget to eat, drink, and I look up and wonder where the time went?" Most of her pieces are created with all of the universal elements or a reference to nature in them: fire, water, earth, air, wood an inner and outer message or a double entendres. Ms London states, "The art I create is not meant to be literal or only strictly narrative. It is left open to individual's interpretation and hopefully some type of discovery. My hope is they will connect at some level or identify some of their own personal symbols, memories, or dreams when viewing my work, I am consistently learning through my art process that everything is an continued exploration, involving a mystery with more to learn, grow and discovery from others." London continues, "My favorite part of the process is finding out how people connect to pieces and why they connect to them and then collect them, There is always a wonderful story, it is like God made it just for them only through me. I am only the vehicle. That is what it's all about, healing, light and awareness."

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