|Martha Loving Orgain, MFA
Artist's Statement of Intent:
When I HAVE to have a label, I call myself a colorist. I truly love
color. It is healing to work with color in meditation, art, painting, clothing, our environment, nature, everywhere and in
everything. When painting I create with color, without preconceived forms or objects. Hues become a vessel through which the
Spiritual world reveals beauty. An important goal for me as an artist is to connect to nature and to the Spiritual World and
bring down, manifest, that which is asking to be born.
To further expand my art through continued spiritual scientific
research and experimentation, I work with the ideas of prominent European Artist Liane Collot d'Herbois (1907-1999), whether
in veil painting or in using mixed media (click Generative Systems below on the navigation bar), to develop new pathways for
creativity. Through the use of color, form, contemplative verse, watercolor, photography, and astrology, I'm weaving together
light, color, and darkness and the WORD. I continue to reflect objective principles in nature, as well as in us, as we are
human beings who are part of the greater whole. This allows for the work to be a healing force for myself and others. I strive
for my work to be of higher quality, become more enriching, and to reach a more universal audience.
In my work
as a professional Painting Therapist, I use the specific therapeutic methods developed by Liane Collot d'Herbois. Her work
follows the universal laws of Light, Darkness, and Color and her research reveals how the development of human consciousness
through the ages or epochs is mirrored in the development of the child growing into adulthood. Based upon the scientific works
of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and further developed by scientific research of Rudolf Steiner, these inherent properties are
part of us as human beings.
Goethe stated that "...color is the dance between Light and Darkness..."
movement between light and darkness corresponds to human consciousness in his/her strife to balance the three-fold nature
of thinking, feeling, and willing. Light, which is in our thinking, must penetrate and enter into the darkness of our unconscious
will. Using exercises in charcoal (light and darkness) facilitates focused and sequential thinking and awakens healthy metabolic
functioning, among other things. Color harmonizes our feeling life and weaves together our thinking, feeling and will.
is always in movement and change. Change is the constant of the universe. For example, when people get stuck in their thinking,
they can become hard and brittle physically. Certain colors can loosen this hardening. Applying these principles of light,
darkness, and color through the healing arts restores health. Balance is re-established when the three functions of the human
being are in harmony.
Further goals are to establish a non-profit organization to further the arts in education and
the healing arts. More specifically, I am interested in furthering the artistic and therapeutic work of Liane Collot d'Herbois,
here in the United States, and internationally. Those interested in helping with this, please do contact me. Thank you for
your interest and support. We are all here to help each other.
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