Interview with Ginger Gilmour
Where does your inspiration come from….?
During my early years, I spent many hours within my inner world-creating & transforming the images, which came to me. Some called me a ‘dreamer’; later, some called me a ‘visionary’. As time progressed, I came to realize that it was important to become the conductor of my imagination. A vision was developing which through my creativity would enable me to discover, to reveal and then to live my true nature. From that moment on each painting, each sculpture, each conversation, even the dishes gave me an opportunity to live the natural born gift given to us all…..
’The Beauty of ‘Being’ on Earth.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… is a phrase often used in connection with art. Do you think there is a beauty that goes beyond the merely objective experience of art?
For me, Beauty is a quality, which leads us to the essence of all things. When an individual, any individual, touches this….one radiates ‘Beauty’. There is a fundamental difference between an image of Beauty and the experience of Beauty…the first is a wish, a reflection…the other is a doorway. So to answer your question….I would say that, as each individual is uniquely different, so too the path to his or her doorway would be different. Who knows or who can say what that would be for another. What is important, I feel, is the path to the doorway. All I can do is to share aspects of mine in Freedom and Respect for yours. And Hope that you will dare to walk your own adventure-to your ‘Self’.
In your Biography you mention the Truth of Woman, can you explain what this means to you?
My pondering regarding this question has had many faces over the years…..My own process has led me to say that the ‘Truth of Woman’ is directly related to the ‘Truth of Being’. It is directly related to the ‘Fire of Life’…..To Infinity…..To Creativity….And the Courage to Live this within all our accepted external images that we have identified with as being Woman….and in fact……. as being Man.
Your home in England seems to have been a real process for you in transforming it into the visual feast that we see now. Did you ever question yourself…ever think “what am I doing here”…why am I doing this?
Yes. I did have my moments of feeling overwhelmed. But each time there came a special feeling of ‘knowing’ no matter how challenging that this was, it was what I had to do at this moment in time….. and that was to create an environment which would reflect the ‘art’ of living’ through the ‘art’ of Creativity for all to see. I have learned to trust that feeling particularly in times when life is in the unknown. It has never let me down. And Bilsham has been a living experience of this for me…..to trust my vision.
You seem to have a clear spiritual path. Is your spirituality reflected in your work?
How can one’s spirituality not be reflected in one’s work….? We are the Work!… The Work is me! What does inspire me…..is to come closer and closer to being a reflection of the work of the soul in this human personality in whatever way it radiates or manifests.
You spent a long time in the rock world with your connection to Pink Floyd. Would you say that you are now in a very different phase of your life?
I see my life as being a journey with many stages. Each coming closer to the vision that has always touched my heart….the quest for Beauty. Memories of what came before fills me with appreciation…for they have been the building blocks of what I live Now! And I say ‘Thank You’ to all of them.
Now that your home is almost completed, what’s next for you. Do you have any immediate plans?
The completion of Bilsham is only the beginning of my next step-to Create Environments and Forms that will inspire others to Create Beauty within themselves and within their own environments…..I cannot determine how this will manifest for each commission will be special unto itself…..I can only say………
“May the work Continue!”
Many years have passed and many cycles of awakening, of affirmation have guided me silently onwards towards creating more Beauty. It is evident that a shift is occurring within us ALL, a shift of perception which I, as an artist wish to serve. I have discovered that through creating artwork which shifts the normal perception of How one views artwork (or Life), or ones set image of what art should be (or oneself), can shape our reality. A new and more beautiful story can be born necessary for Peace to unfold. For me, this is done by creating a metaphysical interaction between the viewer, the artist and the artwork. And if the images that lie before them are of the Sacred and the Divine and the Beautiful, a doorway is opened as we touch our archetypal longing for Joy, Beauty & Truth. With our Hearts open, the possibility of a new story can awaken. Mind you, It will challenge one’s own perception in the Art of Living but is it not worth it?