When I reflect on the images, music, and stories that draw me in, I realize that I am searching for a glimpse of spirit, in an effort to grasp what cannot be held – ephemeral yet infinite.
Spirit can easily be experienced in human beings, and within nature. An ethereal presence is often profound within the ancient cathedrals built by Mother Nature herself – places filled with wonder, awe, and a longing to connect or return from whence we came.
I would argue, however, that spirit can occasionally be found in seemingly inanimate objects, literally or even within the psyche. We learn in third grade science class that everything in our universe is made of energy, as well as minuscule particles that originated in the stars – scientific evidence that everything and everyone is connected.
My intention is to catch a rare glimpse of spirit, and share it with anyone who is willing to look.
“The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. . . Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? . . . In all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.” - Francis Church
Denia Kirk has been sharing her love of art with children in area schools for nineteen years, hoping to guide her students to envision their own infinite possibilities using the most powerful tool in any field of study ~ their imagination. Denia feels honored to be teaching at Webb Lower School and directing the Theatre Workshop program. Recent showings of her work include Art Show: Party of Four, ARTitude, Art in the Garden, ArtXtravaganza 2020, and Art Takes Time Square in Manhattan. You may occasionally spot Denia acting or directing within the local theatrical community. In her free time, she stays busy working with her band Sketch Eclectic. Look for their upcoming album of original music – Search and Recovery – to be released soon!