How is it that we can so easily forget to simply be, to breathe fully, to notice the passing of the clouds, the subtle changes in the wind, and the soft dance of sunlight on the leaves of a tree? This short film is a bit rough but it is an accurate depiction of my experience and how I see the world when I am living life more in slow motion. I consider film an art making process. Art is not simply putting paint to canvas or ink on paper. Art is a way of being, a way of interacting with the world in a non verbal, right-brained way. When we begin to become more open and aware of all the amazing intricacies that are weaving in and out around us at all times, we are taken out of the imprisonment of our mind's endless chatter. We can wake up to a more fully loaded, expansive presence of life. Even breathing can be ecstatic, an endless novelty. Suddenly it is all new and fresh.
This is an invitation to stop and sit by the river, to smell the freshness in the air, to allow yourself to open up to the vastness that exists at your finger tips. There are no doors in nature, no separation, simply coexistence, and acceptance.
I made this film in a very organic way without forethought. I was paying attention to the little details in everything that was happening around me. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe says, "God is in the details". This is mindfulness, which signifies being fully present to our lives and fully aware of what is around us and how we are connected to it all. I used a stop motion app on my Iphone and added Woody Guthrie's song, "Along in the Sun and Rain". I would recommend stepping into your artist self which I believe we all can embody, and exploring the captivating world around you in whatever medium you choose.