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Mark Moonbeam - Jul 2018

Magic is real. We feel it when we see a house decorated for a holiday, in a gumball machine, in aquariums, tide pools, snow globes, theme parks. Candy stores, rainbows, galaxies, wrapping paper. 

You are fine the way you are.

You are not separate from the things around you.

Somebody is telling you a way you have to be. You do not have to be that way. 

My art beams the magic of the world around us because it is made out of this magic. When we can see things as they are, rather than how or what we think they are supposed to be, we touch magic. We, too, are this magic, and we, too, are just what we are. Not something someone says we should be.  

In this same way, my art does not attempt to satisfy some extrinsic prescription for quality, but bears itself forward out of the magic in the materials at hand and in me. Through encountering my art, may you encounter yourself. Your heart is a glittering gemstone waterfall, and it is a gift to us all.