Notes from the artist Cie Gumucio:
ART and WRITING
For me – they are elegant and mysterious ways of knowing the world and infuse my life with rich meaning.
WHY are some BOOKS translated across continents and read year after year—?
Intrigued by this question I read Jack Kerouac’s adventures On the Road, Emily Dickinson’s poetic insights on nature, Ernest Hemingway’s risk-taking encounters and John Steinbeck’s gracious view of humanity with all its frailties.
Writers In Search of the Sacred is designed as an immersive experience..An exploration of each of the 4 authors thinking/musing …with a specific lens on each one’s search for the transcendent.
I made a surprising discovery
—all their writing revealed a common thread
— a yearning for the transcendent, the sacred.
Then, I GOT MESSY -making ART exploring this idea
—painting, pastels, assemblage, sculpture, digital photography and video projection.
All this resulted in my current solo art exhibit-
Writers In Search of the Sacred
Michael Stearns Gallery
347 W 7th St
In the up and coming San Pedro Arts District
Opening Reception Thursday, June 4th
a part of the First Thursday Art Walk (Music, Food and Galleries all around)
Check out this great article in Easy Reader News featuring Cie Gumucio.
Eccentric hermit ?
Half mad spinster ?
The commonly held beliefs about the 19th century poet barely begin to delve the heart of this enigmatic genius.
Hers was a free spirit for whom living was a succession of intense experiences and poetry an endless expression of their meanings.
The poet wrote most, if not all of her 1,775 poems alone in the upstairs room of the New England home where she lived and died; poems later discovered hidden in a drawer.
In writing, she explored the mystery of the divine and found in nature a source of metaphor to illustrate the truth of her interior world.
Through her poetry she gave the world a voice and vision uniquely her own.