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“Mystic Collages” Art Reception
January 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Flo doesn’t consider herself a traditional artist. She’s not skilled at painting or sketching representational objects, but she finds collage a way of expressing a sense of inner connectedness that she explores through various images overlapping and flowing into each other.
Flo discovered collage as an art form through her friend, Mylene Poitras, an expressive artist. It was part of a process they did every morning, beginning with meditation and followed by collage, which was also done in silence. Mylene would set a timer so they were aware that they needed to surrender to the art and allow it to flow through them without over analysis, perfectionism, or hesitation. Whatever they were feeling found it’s expression through images from magazines, pieces of material, feathers, rose petals, whatever was in the room and on the table to use.
When they finished the collage, they would share what they had done and very often Flo was surprised by the final result. It was as if a super conscious part of herself was creating something her conscious mind was unaware of. The collage was the vehicle of expression that allowed information to be brought to her conscious awareness. Sharing it was another dimension of that process and She’s thrilled to be able to do this at an even greater level here at The Buttonwood Tree.