I would like to share with you my personal perspective, my personal feelings, my personal understanding and awareness because of this film. After all, isn’t that what art is about for the viewer?
The 11 previous paintings were of the dead, the ‘Twilight Angels”, ghosts of the past forcing you to paint them, give them life in death, a canvas immortality. The canvases simply flowed, emerging as the ghosts of the past painted the painting.. The last painting would not emerge because on a far deeper level, this had to be a painting of you, of your past, of your death, of the death of what you might have been, of the death of the soul. And the agony begins: frustration, boredom, anger, fear, hopelessness.
Segment by segment in the film you peel away all these feelings, emotions, thoughts, perspectives of your past and the agony forces you to begin to emerge on the canvas: distorted, inadequate, struggling, emerging without shape or form, using colors from dead artists of the past. Painting until your past agony begins to emerge on canvas; twisted, distorted, tortured, chaotic and interestingly, in female form. Then the sword, slashing cutting destroying the past.
And then, the most tender and deeply touching part of the entire piece with amazing cinematography, the perfect shot, perfect lighting; your fingers tentatively, gently probing the opening in the destruction, the perfect glowing white light shining through, the tentative connection to the emerging of the soul. And the creating begins. Sewing the cuts , they are still there but healed, and then the true beginning. You begin to explore you, to create you, brush stroke by brush stroke, who you truly are emerging. Not the pleasing of others, the struggle to be meaningful, to be recognized, to be accepted, not the whore who paints what will sell, no. What begins to emerge is the you of You, your own living, vibrant, authentic, soul.
This is the experience you three created for me, witnessing a journey of the soul. And on a very deep level, opening me and inspiring me. This is the truth of art, it is why art has emerged from man before it appeared on cave walls. You have truly achieved art.
Thank you James, Julie, John for allowing me to experience this recognition, connection, inspiration.
-Trisha Caetano, August 31, 2013
Trisha is internationally known as a pioneer in Inner Child, Integration and Regression therapies. She has trained psychotherapists and health care professionals in many countries. She does yearly training’s and seminars in Japan and The Netherlands and has been a guest teacher for 11 Dutch institutes. Trisha was President of The Association for Regression Research and Therapies, Inc., a world-wide organization of professionals focused on regression as a therapeutic tool in healing. She was Director of their training team to certify therapists in this method. (trishacaetano.com)