Lisa Monique Cliff, Columbus, Ohio Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement Vincent Van Gogh once said “I dreamed the painting and afterwards, I painted the dream.”
I have been creating all my life. Since childhood I have loved art, both creating and observing it. I have been blessed with the ability to recognize beauty in all things as well as the ability to express my creativity in a tangible form. Painting truly is my passion and purpose for being. I honor the process of being able to visualize something in my head and then transform my thought into something profoundly unique; like Van Gogh, I paint what I dream. My work is a way of inviting you, the viewer into my dreams to share in the journey, to participate and become engaged in it (even for a brief moment).
Why Blind Faith?
Blind Faith is my signature character. I painted the original “Blind Faith” about 17 years ago. She has been my constant companion ever since. Blind Faith is a reflection of me and just about every woman I have ever met; she represents what I see as the true female essence. She is somewhat of a contradiction; her spirit reflects a quiet wisdom yet a subtle naiveté’; extraordinary strength yet a gentle fragility. Blind Faith reminds us to be ever observant listening for that small voice but to love like we’ve never been hurt and to remember that God has a divine plan for each of us. While it is important to “be” in the moment, we need to walk by faith and not by sight. Blind faith is to believe without true understanding but trust God to lead and guide us in all matters. Even when we can’t see or understand where He is leading us.
Thank you for allowing me to be true to myself and to share my world with you, please enjoy!