It is always exciting to see work move on to a new home. At the time I created this piece, my world had been turned on its head, and I was struggling to see the future. The piece emerged subconsciously from the confluence of exploring the possibilities of inside/outside turning and my own emotional transition into “singlehood”. One afternoon, while swimming in our local pool, I became mesmerized by my shadow on the pool floor. It was a bright sunny afternoon and I was trying to make long powerful strokes. A small wake appeared close to my head and my shadow kept appearing, disappearing and reforming. From those fleeting reflections, I envisioned female forms emerging, phoenix like, from the old, incomplete world supporting a new world order that is yet to be defined. Initially, the backs of the three female figures faced outwards and were turned as a single unit. The three sections were then rotated to face outwards and carved to reveal the front of the figures. The Globe at the top is hollow and free to be held.
The new guardian of this piece has recently moved to Green Valley. It is always bitter sweet to leave a place that you love, but new places hold special excitement too. I hope that Possibility’s globe will inspire and hold new dreams of the future.
There’s exquisite beauty in agaves that are giving way to their off-spring
There’s something fascinating about how cactus age. For this agave, its ability to sustain upright leaves is fading. The cat’s claw imprints that outer leaves emboss on inner leaves have started to fade. The base of the leaves start to crumple but glow with rich colors of pinks and gold. young plants “pup” from the parent and pop up several feet away.
Before Christmas I submitted my water Trilogy to the on-line BROTO Art-Climate-Science conference. This was a wonderful opportunity to write a narrative that ties all three pieces together. Please click here to find out what I said.
Today, I had to take Chedda to the vet to be euthanized. It’s such a hard decision to make. He was a wonderful spirit and has been a great source of comfort. However, his poor body could no longer sustain him.
Thank you to the veterinarian and technicians who were so compassionate.