Matt Christie | Germination

Germination
Seeds wait to germinate; fires burn; flowers and trees bloom or decay; eggs gestate; birds poise expectantly. As I have worked with these elements over the years, they have come to express the tension between opposing forces such as decay and renewal, threat and joy, longing and realization. Eggs and seeds carry the potential for new consciousness, but are they being tended? Ground clutter can be fertile ground for new growth, as long as it isn't carelessly swept away. Fire radically transforms, and either warms life or destroys it. Once a fully realized tree, a stump may be dead—or it may unexpectedly renew itself.

Nestled in these tensions is an exploration of the creative process itself and its relationship to my own growth. Which images do I risk disregarding? Which ones do I tend to? How do I stay clear of my own fiery chatter and have faith in the image itself, for its own sake? Can I sustain the unknown long enough for a work to manifest itself? A huge tension between doubt and hope must be endured for each piece to come to life. Outcome is not so much about the object “out there” as the mystery of our mutual development.

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