art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
ethos: the fundamental character or spirit of a culture; the underlying sentiment that informs the beliefs, customs, or practices of a group or society; dominant assumptions of a people or period
I have had the great pleasure of getting to know Caitlin Wellwood over the past year. She is an inspiration to everyone at our studio. The fullness with which she embodies the art and technicality of aerial movement is striking. She is capable of moving an audience to tears through her dynamic, full-body expressions. She moves with incredible poise and precision, enhancing the beauty of her act with detailed movements and compelling facial expressions.
Furthermore, and what I think is most important of all, is the way that Caitlin is connected to her art. She doesn’t do it to impress anyone. She does it, I believe, because it lives in her and she desires to provide a space for it to live outside of herself too. In sharing her art, she genuinely enriches our community. And maybe this is why I’ve cried upward of ten times watching her practice and perform. Yes, I’m an emotional pisces but I don’t cry at just anything. You see, it effuses from her soul. It’s powerful.
True to Wakeful Ascent Aerial Art’s values, Caitlin is unwaveringly supportive of the people around her. She has devoted herself to her art passionately, kindly, humbly. I am honored to be a part of her aerial journey.
I hope you enjoy watching her 2019 Spring Showcase performance. We look forward to bringing you more wonderful works.