Back and Forth Between the Worlds

On May 19, 2013, in , by Dylan Williams

Back and Forth Between the Worlds © Katheryn M Trenshaw

Back and Forth Between the Worlds © Katheryn M Trenshaw

Back and Forth Between the Worlds © Katheryn M Trenshaw • liquid acrylic on watercolour paper
I cherish my capacity to be multi-faceted. Perhaps it is just me asserting my right to be paradoxical especially as a woman. I love this dance with the non-dualistic.

And, this dance has given my many opportunities and privileges. I have had the great joy of living and teaching in the Netherlands for many years. And there, they have a fine old tradition of face-painting which they call Shmink.. I once met a woman at a colourful summer street fair who had painted her own face to look like a face looking in another direction. It was clever and eerie and a bit disturbing even. This image never left me and the portrait I had taken of her hung out in my studio for a good decade. My fascination was to do with the visual embodiment of duality. I know so well the feeling of being a part of two very different realities at the same time. Here, I explore both the harmony and the discord that result. Mostly I enjoy the access between the worlds and the freedom that it affords me.