Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Early Morning Leaves

The powerful presence of these leaves left me speechless.  It took some weeks of getting to know them, just before dawn, before I had the courage to draw them.  The leaves, the small tree, presented a very complex picture of consciousness.

"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.
People are boing back and forth across the door sill
Where the two worlds touch.
The Door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep."

Monday, October 19, 2009

Light and Form

In my intuitive studies of light and form, I find no conclusions except that light reveals itself in vision, hearing, sound, touch and emotion.  I sense familiar relationships of proximity and tension strengthened 
by light's presence, and sometimes identify an inarticulate void, existing in a "sea" of light.  In this intuitive fame of mind, the void also generates an emotional response. 
It also occurs to me that a most basic confirmation of our physicality is given us by light. And as a result, we intuitively honor the need to erect a grave marker that casts a shadow to remind us of an individual who doesn't cast a shadow any more. 

Friday, October 16, 2009

Studies On Light

I decided to make several intuitive studies touched lightly with language articulation.  I also investigated the word "Light" in the OED and became aware that it has a multi-faceted, developed, historic presence in not only the English language but in ancient languages as well.  It is at home in the world of symbol and metaphor as well as in state-of-the-art physics labs where its wave/particle attributes continue to be discussed.   However strong its presence, its nature remains as illusive as ever. Light is life and energy giving in my daily world where I "move what I touch".  Light also provides a seamless bridge between my non-physical and physical and is present in my world of meditation and dreams.  Eyes shut, eyes open, it doesn't make any difference.