Cyncie Winter: Artist Statement
During the course of our lives, we will often encounter Thresholds that we have to cross— moments where we are called upon to make life-changing decisions. While we may actively choose to say Yes to some of these Thresholds, often it may feel like they are thrust upon us—that we have no choice about whether to respond to them or not.. In either case, we find ourselves embarking on an unforeseen heroic journey which can propel us into the Unknown. As challenging as they may seem, these Thresholds can be seen as as New Beginnings, offering an opportunity to embrace creative possibilities about What Is Next.
In her most recent series of abstract paintings, Cyncie works with a process that is intuitive, intentional, gestural, and expressive, to provide more clarity about how to navigate through uncertain times. Using multiple washes and layers of liquid acrylic paint, she explores what it means to invite in fluidity and resilience to both creativity and to life itself. The shapes and symbols and colors that emerge from this complex process can provide symbolic teachings for navigating a threshold’s passage. A star gleams with hope in a sea of blue, a dragonfly moves toward the light to signal transformation, a canvas of blazing red fills the heart with courage. And although we may feel as though we lack control about the course of our lives, we can use the creative process to make sense of the changes that emerge, to bring powerful meaning to those transformative times.
As a psychotherapist, life coach, creativity coach and professional artist, Cyncie intimately knows that the crossing of Thresholds can present unforeseen challenges, but also offer expansive and rewarding wisdom and growth to our lives. While this journey is often filled with Uncertainty, it can also bring wonder and delight, opening us up to mysterious and surprising revelations, gifts of wisdom and fruitful answers to respond to the question, “What is this life—this work of art—Becoming?”
Image Attached: Cyncie Winter, Emergence, acrylic on canvas, 60” x 36”