“You are God. You are the ‘I am that I am’. You are consciousness. You are the creator. This is the mystery, this is the great secret known by seers, prophets and mystics throughout the ages. This is the truth that you can never know intellectually. The important thing is that it is within you, it is you, it is your world. It is when your feeling of reverence is most intense that you are closest to God, your life is richest”
They said, “Don’t shine your light so bright as it draws too much attention onto you.” So I stopped shining and became small and withered and died only to learn upon death that all that matters in life is to Love, Laugh and Shine our light brightly!
“Through LovingKindness, everyone and everything can flower again from within. When we recover knowledge of our own loveliness and that of others, self blessing happens naturally and beautifully”
“Don’t remind the world that it is sick and troubled.
Remind it that it is beautiful and free”
Carmen Clews is a British-born sculptor and painter residing in Cape Town, South Africa. Carmen’s artwork is endlessly inspired by her passion for understanding that there is more to life than meets the eye. She explores the inexplicable, the mystery and miracles of life within her work and uses holistic, spiritual and physical practices to support her immersive studio practice. Her ongoing exploration in abstract expressionism encourages a more “playful” approach which results in an expression of surrender. She believes in creating without fear and trusting in the creative process which naturally lends itself to authenticity. Carmen’s motivation is to share her vision of “the magnificence of life” through her art.
Carmen’s sculptures can be found in London, Dubai and France as well as in the art collection of film producer Arnon Milchan who ranks in the top three of Hollywood contemporary art collectors. Her various works have been exhibited at the Grande Provence Gallery in Franschhoek, the MOK Gallery in Stellenbosch and the Knysna Fine Art gallery as well as top contemporary galleries throughout South Africa.