Sandham Memorial Chapel Burghclere 'Saturated Space', 11-29 March 2020 a CAS group exhibition - For Maija, granddaughter of Latvian refugees, the starflower is a variation of the latvian Auseklis an eight pointed star. When spiritual meaning of symbolic language is obscured by war-torn passages of time there comes a call to put the pieces back together using air, fire, earth, water.
A stream from my notebook: “I am a river of life A liquid courage Daring to pour myself Into this life, to see you Sparking, blooming, Blazing alight and Yet so quickly burnt out So easily exhausted of my vigour . I am the limitless stream Of living breath Of waking dream Of creative mattering Actively becoming in you . History’s fields of planted Ghosts, a testament To endings Bookends on a chapter of Why? Why rush so valiantly To crush the flower ? The sacred found in the every day: It lives in you Protect your creations And honour the flower Blooming in your soul.
Maija Liepins is an artist who has been writing stream-of-consciousness poetry since she was fifteen. She practices what Jung calls 'active imagination' which is similar, but with dreams instead of words. Improvisation has led her to add sound and embodied movement to the mix.