A howl comes from the gut. An authentic guttural cry. What do you HOWL for?
Life is art. Art is life. Art isn't just what you put on your walls. It's what you hold in your hands in the morning sipping coffee; it's the leather bag you carry on your shoulder everyday; the pin you wear on your jacket expressing your thoughts; the necklace you put on as you walk out the door to meet your girlfriends. You should be surrounded by unique, beautiful wares. Pieces that make you smile, laugh, feel strong, empowered or make you dream.
Through the process of living we bring forth a world, composed of different levels of complexity. Life literally happens at the edge of chaos. Yet as humans we often strive for equilibrium, potentially not knowing that true equilibrium equals death/decay in a living system. Living systems need a continuous flow of matter and energy from their environment, so while we may organizationally(ex. human body) be a closed system we are also part of a larger network in an open system that maintains itself far from a state of equilibrium, yet we are stable. It is within this open system that we emerge, self-organize, create, develop and evolve.* So what happens when you stop striving for equilibrium, stand at the edge of chaos, and HOWL?
*These ideas can be further explored in "The Hidden Connections A Science of Sustainable Living" by Fritjof Capra
Howling at the Edge of Chaos is owned and operated by Valerie J. Mitchell a mixed media artist herself, photography and graphic design being her main focus. A former wolf biologist with USFWS, architect of the landscape (master planner) at West Point, current yoga teacher; it has been a long and winding road. Don't put me in a box because at this point I'm likely to blow it up.