“Follow the Signs” An Art Exhibit
by Cara H. Cadwallader
“Sign, sign everywhere a sign.” –Five Man Electrical Band, 1971
As a girl child, I first connected to my intuition through my Dreamtime.
At around nine years old, déjà vu became real for me when I answered the front door of my parent’s Oceanside home
and a tall salesman in a wide, brown brim hat stood there.
It was like a splash of cold water in my face as I immediately recognized him from my dream just the night before.
I was stupefied.
Then, I began to experience recurring dreams.
One dream I had often was about me being in the ocean, swimming and playing until I am ready to get out.
However, whenever I tried to exit onto the shoreline, the tide would become monstrous and attempt to sweep me back out to sea.
I would physically fight, tooth and nail, against churning waves in order to emerge, victorious yet exhausted and spent, onto the dry sand.
It was many years before I realized that the ocean can represent our primal mother, and that its depths and shallows, ebbing and flowing, can mirror our emotional lives.
For me, personally, I then understood that my recurring dreams were rooted in the stressors associated with being my mother’s daughter and living under her roof.
It was all fun and games until I asserted my boundaries and desired separation.
Then, it became a battle.
Life in my parent’s home was chaotic and painful.
My mother’s repressed emotion regularly resulted in violent fits of rage. My father’s alcoholism rendered him emotionally unavailable.
In order to experience the connection that my Soul desperately sought, I often found myself alone, out in nature.
In result, nature is my most intimate and close experience of an unconditionally loving relationship between a child and its parent.
(In this case, I am the child and nature is my parent.)
Raised in a home devoid of vulnerability, I retreated into my body as a means to connect with others and our world.
I didn’t know how to communicate in a way that I could be heard or understood.
Instead, I relied on athletics and games for making and being with friends.
I also discovered the arts and humanities as a primary way to connect with and express myself.
Thus, I have been a healing, expressive and embodied artist my whole life.
I am greatly influenced by the language of Venus as well as a Libran’s desire for beauty and justice. Therefore, my work reflects a divinely feminine love imbued in intuition and steeped in connection.
I am so very grateful to share my work with you. I believe you will find in my imagery and the accompanying love letters a heart-warming wisdom that invites immediate peace into your life.
Most of my life, I have known pain, but I have always stretched through the challenge and discomfort, reaching instead for that which is pure, essential and true.
Love is Truth.
I will continue to reach.
I hope you will join me,
P.S. Please find my current imagery and writing for sale below.
You can purchase any print below as a 16×20″ canvas, perfect for the Yogis and college students in your life.
(from $95 – $125. Purchasing my most expensive print also benefits the life of the model in the picture.)
Each canvas print comes with a signed, hard copy of the accompanying love letter for each image.
AND you can buy my writing as a jpeg, or a piece of snail mail to be sent anywhere in the world.
(from $5.99 – $10.99.)
Because everyone deserves real-time human connection,
grounded in that which is real and authentic.
& It is what our planet needs now.