When artists and curators come together to support our organization, it often sparks a beautiful new relationship. A Window Between Worlds has been lucky to build a friendship with MaryLinda Moss of Source art consulting.
The first time MaryLinda became aware of AWBW was at a showing of Kim Abeles’ Pearls of Wisdom during the “Breaking In Two” exhibition by previous staff member Sabine Sighicelli. MaryLinda’s sculptural work was also included in that show (pictured above) – an abstracted embodiment of our emotional and spiritual experiences, which has an ancient, earthy quality. Her art delves into the ephemeral, the transitional, and the transformative in ourselves, as well as the vulnerable point from which we come to a new awareness of self. MaryLinda also met our founder Cathy Salser at that exhibition, and was excited to hear about AWBW’s work to help survivors of violence.
MaryLinda has since gone on to guest curate and show artwork at two of our signature events: ArtWorks for Healing and the 25th Anniversary Brunch. The experience allowed MaryLinda to connect to her own transformative experience and to share an understanding of the healing powers of self expression. “I have always been an artist,” she says, “though early on I was more comfortable with expressing myself with other people’s stories as an actor and a director. In my late 20’s I found great healing for my own trauma through making art. How [my artwork], being grounded in metaphor, touches others, with perhaps very different experiences to my own, is the most gratifying. As an art consultant I am able to have a broader range, bringing other artists work into projects, further impacting the lives of others.”
We are excited to honor MaryLinda with the Creative Vision Award at the 2018 heART Awards as she brings together an intimate group of incredible artists whose pieces will be available for silent auction at our event. She has a wonderful gift of using her strength as a connector to introduce our staff and supporters to other artists looking to make an impact on the community.