Sedona AZ (March 17, 2014) – Sedona resident artist Liz Learmont, LifeMasking Sculptress, will present a museum type exhibition “Be Inspired!” Friday, May 2 – Monday, May 12, 2014 from 10:00 am-6:00 p.m. at the Sedona Arts Center, Special Exhibition Gallery, 15 Art Barn Rd., Sedona, Arizona. “Be Inspired!” will take the visitor on a creative journey, exhibiting over 40 pieces created over 30 years with the first piece ‘first one’, which was created in 1985, to the most recently completed ‘Mystic Transmission’. Liz’s intention is to inspire others on their creative journeys whatever that may be.
LifeMasking in ancient times was a source of spiritual power. Today, it is an art form with the foundation of the sculpture created on a life model. The LifeMasking Sculptress attempts to give form and substance to the limitless depth of the living spirit, allowing the divine self to be experienced in a new and powerful way. The mask is a physical representation of a place of “inner peace.” The quiet of the mask reflects the peaceful calm of one’s inner core, expressing a sacred moment.
Sculptress Learmont says the exhibition is a “30 year evolution of this art form that I’ve pioneered” and it is her hope “that the exhibition will inspire peace and creativity in your heart.”
The exhibition of her inspirational works of art will also include the installation/collection “Come Join the Circle”, a series of 13 ‘full-sized body-mask sculpted beings’ Ms. Learmont began creating in 2001. The Circle was born from her yearning to express and honor the ‘here and now’ of life and the richness we can find through our inner silence. The group of sculptures is gathered together in meditation to create an intentional space for compassion and love. The visitor is invited to sit with this group taking a moment of peace and stillness. Visitors will have the opportunity to suggest a new title for this installation.
The vision for this installation began on the day 9/11 happened, the vulnerability of the world and of every person on this planet was made so clear to Ms. Learmont, that an inner voice whispered to her…”come join the circle.” The whisper persisted, compelling her vision to develop over the next several years. Time was needed to assimilate the barrage of images, inner perceptions, and emotions brought on by the Twin Towers tragedy.
“Seeing the delicacy of human life, combined with the fierceness of the human spirit, touched something deep inside me. Artistically, I felt driven to express living energy through my art. I was ready to explore those four whispered words, ‘come join the circle’. To sit amongst these sculpted beings while intentionally inviting stillness and peace into your soul’s reality is to experience the magic of Come Join the Circle.” Liz Learmont
Besides being open to visitors, “Be Inspired!” would like to invite students, senior citizen groups, and others to the exhibit. Liz will take them thru the creative evolution of the masks and sculptures and give them the opportunity to experience the process, the art form with a Q & A.
“The Mask…in ancient Egypt and Greece, a source of spiritual power. Today, an art form… a living being captured for a timeless moment
My Task…to give form and substance to the limitless depth of the human spirit
My Gift…to allow the self to be seen and experienced in a new and powerful way
My Mission…to cultivate mystical creativity, encouraging spiritual evolution”