Getting to the heart of the matter. / by Rebecca Volynsky

Hello! Welcome to my new website, shop, and blog. This blog will be a space for reflection on my creative practice and life.

Photo by Jen Brister of  Story & Gold  

Photo by Jen Brister of Story & Gold 

I never have a plan for my work, but I do have an idea of the energy or emotion I'd like it to convey. My personal story is told subconsciously through color, layers, and patterns. Everything that I create is made with positive intentions in mind, and I hope that you will find something that moves you here. It is an honor to share my artwork - and story - in this capacity.

Sometimes, my biggest creative struggle is approaching a blank paper without feeling anxiety in fear of overworking the piece. The art making process can be full of mistakes and accidents, which can be frustrating at times. It's easy to fall into preconceived notions/fears and let them hold you back - in the creative process and life. I've thought about this a lot recently, and I have found that you have to be willing to let go of the things that do not serve you - such as fear - in order to live the life you want. This can be challenging if fear is all you have grown accustomed to; however, learning to let it go can be one of the most subversive, badass, life-changing things.

Allowing yourself to let go and feel vulnerable through art making, practicing yoga, or meditating builds room for creation and setting positive intentions. When it's difficult to dive into that space in the present moment, it is easier to do so through getting into a creative flow. This is not about thinking "where have I been?" in the past, or "where am I going?" in the future - but, rather, it is about proclaiming "here I am, I exist" in the present. Finding that space has become the real purpose of my creative practice.