She Told Us To Trust Our Intuition by Deb Achak

Issue 99

My mother’s last words to my siblings and I before she died were "trust your gut instincts". It’s struck me over the years how profound and revolutionary that one simple phrase is. It has become my mantra — my north star. When we still our mind, free it of conscious thought, intuition can be heard and felt, and becomes the perfect guide. Some years ago, I started to notice that when I am in a deep flow with my art, it becomes a meditation and I am able to hear my inner voice with complete clarity. In this series I use water, color, movement and the human form to express the meditative quality I feel when I am in sync with the flow of creating. I seek to capture that single moment where my camera, my intuition, and the natural world are perfectly aligned, and to give gratitude to my mother for bestowing such a powerful parting gift.

Deb Achak lives and works in Seattle, Washington. 
To view more of Deb's work, please visit her website or follow her on Instagram. 
To purchase work please contact her representation at Winston Wächter. 

 The Half Written Poem

The Half Written Poem

 
 Untitled

Untitled

 
 Hāliʻimaile

Hāliʻimaile

 
 Six is Green

Six is Green

 
 Star Dust

Star Dust

 
 Henry's Rib

Henry's Rib

 
 The Queue

The Queue

 
 She Told Us To Trust Our Intuition

She Told Us To Trust Our Intuition

 
 Inside the Wave

Inside the Wave

 
 All The Colors I Am Inside

All The Colors I Am Inside

 
 ‘Au’au Channel

‘Au’au Channel

 
 Frond (no.1)

Frond (no.1)

 
 Cle Elum Lake

Cle Elum Lake