- John Reid
2 Diary Entries
Within the confines of the visible
one can find a space, or is invited into a space,
that is infinite
…where the self is not confined.
It is within this state of awareness that one experiences the body as a vehicle in which to reside during our time on earth.
This is a space of expansion and sensation,
free from the seeming constraints of the physical body.
A space where criticism and judgement are absent,
where one freely observes without need for comment or action.
It is where we can feel very separate from our surroundings
and yet where we realise that we are ultimately connected with everything.
Exquisite as it is, time in this space reminds us of the privilege of existing on the physical plane.
As an artist
one tries to be in touch
with what isn’t seen
what isn’t visual.
One tries to be in touch
with what is perceived
on a level of awareness.
Art is the imprint one leaves
as one attempts to resolve
the duality of this situation
trying to bridge the personal and universal.
This isn’t free expression
rather a considered
detached yet engaged discourse with self.