"The Waves of Life"
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Even as the waves in the ocean never cease and never give up,
so we must never cease and never give up during the "Waves of our Life" .
Metal Waves and the story behind my art are one and the same passions of my life. As you read the story you will soon realize that my story could very well be your story. We all experience "Waves" in our lives, and once we understand that we can't stop the waves, we also can ride the waves knowing they will subside.
As a creative soul all of my life, I wasn't able to truly let the gift within to take its course, until the Creator chose to re-create me.
It required my life to come crashing down upon itself, hope, focus, prayer and almost complete solitude in life except for the Light of the World.
I have been using metal most of life from forks and spoons, skates, bicycles, cars and as a rebellious child I would run with scissors in my hand because I lived life on the edge growing up with 8 siblings. Cutting edge metal was really the only medium that would satisfy my life long love of metal.
As a child, our family of 11 would go to the Bodega Bay beaches of Sonoma County. Where my father would scream out, "Get away from the waves they will kill you", I had an unhealthy fear of waves all of my life, until my "wave" epiphany on the beaches of Maui made me scream out, "I will not let the 'Waves of My Life', kill me!" And they didn't.
One day, in 2010, I was sitting on the beach, watching the waves in South Maui pound onto the shore down below the Four Seasons and the Grand Wailea Hotels. While I was there being mesmerized by what I was experiencing, I soon realized that with every wave, they were naturally refining the beach, by softening the sand & polishing the rocks and shells In the midst of all of the pressure provided by the tossing and turning of the ocean turbulence, the beaches were actually becoming a much more beautiful place because of those crashing waves.
During this time in my life, I too was experiencing my own "life refining waves" crashing around and down upon my world. With my personal pains from a loved one dying, a heart break, a job loss, financial loss, family turmoil and other “waves” that we all have at various points in our lives. I was beginning to feel hopeless. Depression was my beach partner. And even though I had a strong faith in God, my troubles and struggles were blinding my faith and I just wanted to end it, as I was being crushed by the real “Waves of Life”. At that very moment on the beach, I saw this as my own refining process.
I soon realized that "life is a beach". Metaphorically speaking of course.
These Maui waves revealed that metaphor of life that changed the way I live and see the struggles we all have to endure. And those of us who believe in the Loving God, don't see the big plan He has for us until the waves pass and then He clears the sand and water from our blurred vision and it all begins to make sense.
That inspirational epiphany motivated me to design and create the first of their kind of these giant metal waves.
~Waves appear during our times of peace and our times of chaos.
They wash in with our highs and lows, our ups and downs, our gains
and losses, in good health and in illness.
They gently roll in while falling in love and sometimes
crash oh so hard when our heart breaks come.
But our "waves" are especially rough, billowing and
many times relentless when we experience the crushing loss
of a loved one, no matter who or what that loved one might be. ~
May my art bring a hopeful reminder of the beautiful refining process that each new wave, no matter what it is, truly represents. Whether it is softening us, smoothing our sharp points or polishing us up, we are becoming more beautiful with each and every wave we experience. And you are a beautiful work of Art!
May your next big waves bring Love, Peace & Joy into your life.
Every new piece I create is a labor of love, knowing that someone who purchases it, already has the "Waves of Life" story embedded in their soul. And the fact they have acquired that piece, means they have also survived their very own "Waves of Life".
Sometimes in life we get just beyond the waves and life is very gentle to us while wait for the next wave to come along.
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