Visions of Love
7-25 December 2020
There’s no sugar coating that 2020 has been a tough year – uncertainty, angst, and sickness in excess, the turbulent unravelling of plans falling through and the growing disconnect between mind-made narratives, ultimate realities and navigating new virtual realms.
Visions of Love was born from this period as an act of defiance against the darkness enveloping us during Melbourne’s second lockdown. As a resilient and self-appointed optimist in a full-blown love affair with nakedness and womxnhood, I wanted to harness and channel my learnings, personal reminders and self-love notes taken from this time.
Art has become a form of therapy for me over the years and it continues to encourage, surprise and empower me through whatever life throws.
Visions of Love is a highlight reel of my takings from this year – not to dismiss the hardship but to bring forward the slowing down of living and the innate desire we have as humans to make genuine connections with the world and also with our own mind and bodies.
Since moving from Sydney to Melbourne earlier this year and watching the year unfold, the main lesson for me has been about expressing gratitude and living with good intentions. As a result, all that I see now are Visions of Love.
Marisa Mu x
This exhibition is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.