2015 All Things Great and Small Exhibition
I am moved by the infinite repertoire of creation - in its size and form and colour and all the other sensory experiences.
On my balcony I found a tiny bird, a silver eye, recently dead, feet up - I held my breath as I approached such sacredness, such fragility, such perfection in every feather, eye ,leg, beak -
such exquisite design - utter perfection!
The privilege of holding it so close - albeit dead - made my breath stop and my heart flutter - "beauty beyond reason in the palm of my hand" ( as Blake wrote !).
I began to draw many small things one after the other - grasses, seed pods, shells........ all precious treasures .......until I was filled enough by the close focus ...it allowed me to come back
into the world.
After awhile I could turn towards the other extreme in dimension : I went to the maritime museum and was enveloped and enthralled by the magnificent grandeur of the whale.......
its gravitas in size, demeanor and spellbinding gaze - so much bigger than me.
View the Awe exhibition gallery.