The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. To whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good dead. - Albert Einstein
Creating from the untamable, emotive, symbolic + liminal is the only time I feel completely at home in myself. I call this space The Wilderness Within, and I consider embracing it an essential element of a well lived life.
Although filmmaking is my primary discipline, I maintain medium fluidity because every expressive outlet has a unique ability to illuminate what naturally arises,
while allowing me to acknowledge the basic truth of impermanence.
The universe is complex!
Life is neither clear nor concise.
I believe in contributing work that encapsulates what is unfathomable + mysterious
in order to cultivate a full spectrum of meaning and connection.
To look deep into the eye of being, and confidently hold my gaze.
Because the truth is, I move just like the very tides that shake or lull me.
In and out, introverted/extroverted, contemplative/silly,
serious/wild, sweet/fierce, wise/fool and everything in between.
I actively choose to dance with reality..moving together, dipping, twisting...
sometimes leading, sometimes surrendering.
So within that, I seek the story that drips through, the visual that vibrates,
and that tiniest shoulder shrug nobody else noticed...
With the hopes of formulating whatever is the most honest translation,
in order to try my best at revealing the blurred expanse
where the infinite meets the finite, and is not afraid.
So in alignment with awe + impermanence, my artistic statement is made of sand.
Designed to be built, broken, and rebuilt over and over through out my life.
My work is a multi medium, multi mystical heart offering...
and it will change with the moon, with the seasons, with the tides..
just like me, you, and everyone we know.
I hope you will be moved by whatever unfolds, for as long as we both shall live.
xo, Devin Jane