Things are as they are - we suffer because we imagined different. - Rachel Wolchin
Since time immemorial, it is an expected norm for us to learn to accept things or otherwise we suffer. And in a way it is true, when we don’t accept a situation, we suffer it. But this does not mean that the sequence of events cannot be consciously molded to benefit us instead of being helpless by passively accepting all things as they are.
Is there something in particular you are struggling to accept in your life? Observe how your body and mind feel when you contemplate about that situation, person or idea.
Now consciously relax.
Let go of the contraction in your heart. Doubts and fear are old limiting beliefs, they have no power over you - just close your eyes and tell yourself “it’s ok, let go…”, you will see you can do it.
From this more composed space, see and understand how you can experience this situation without suffering.
This choice is always available there for you, anytime, anywhere.
The Flower of Life is one of the most sacred of geometric symbols. It is a geometrical shape composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles arranged in a flower like pattern with six fold symmetry like a hexagon.
You close your eyes, and you stop, and you listen… And you hear the roar of the ocean, you hear the wind in the trees, you hear your own heart beating, and maybe you hear the contagious laughter of your daughter… And it’s almost as if the Creator, the Composer of time and space, has answered you in wordless beauty: ‘You matter.’ And there is a void in the symphony of life when you are silent. The pain, the anger, the frustration, the dissonance… Be brave. Sing through it. Be brave and sing the truth, one note at a time.
My name is Bryan Fellenbaum. I am an artist from Lancaster, PA, and I am currently studying fine art at Kutztown University.
In simplest terms, my work is about taking found objects and composing them in one space. Where I find I connect with my work the most is when a story or meaning is created, one where I can really build off of subject material and composition. Sometimes my work is made in response to literature or a piece of music, where I include text and build off of that. More often, however, my pieces are design based, still using those found objects. The lack of subject matter forces me to think about composition and formal elements rather than a topic. My work involves looking at both the parts and the whole. I have a deep appreciation for different media, such as the way watercolor pools and dries, or the look of something old and aged. Because of this, I pick and choose from a wide variety of these, and my visual vocabulary continues to expand.