1.1. Rebellious thoughts in the face of cultural trends

(The inner whisper)

I don’t know.

I can imagine
I can explore
I can learn.

I will find my own way

(I trust I’ll see you at the next crossroad)


Every answer is but a hypothesis
yet to be realised

so says my inner muse

Don’t bully me with your moralising

I’m not a baby
in need of spoon feeding
I’m a person thinking, sensing,
feeling my way.


Do I know you? 

Trust in information
is learned ‘empowerment’
It is not giving up my
Power to think for myself.


Maija, Forest Latvija, Photograph by Gatis Liepins 2016

Researching the undefined present
is like listening to a baby who
has no words

SO SUGGESTS MY INNER PONTIFICATOR

Tina Sanchez,
Unplanned Response

My caption:
Wordless sound

Her caption:
L’Insomniac a l’Aube
– Lullaby, soothing sound
of echoing memories…
Comfort or chaos?
Air bubbles upstream…


(Trying these words on for size)

Published by Maija Liepins

Australian born, mixed-media artist, Maija Liepins focuses on the sensory and emotional experience in her visual dreamscapes. Repetitive actions such as dream journals or collecting visual impressions with her mobile phone generates material with which to reveal the subtle, ‘underneath’. Maija’s drawings and films allude to a symbolic mythology as if the intangible substance of dream is a material as real as ink and clay. Her practice is driven by a pursuit of freedom - to express, to create, and to collaborate without inculturated inhibition.