|Old Garden Wall|
|Here again was another chance to ""embrace the unlovable that I spoke of in my last post. This piece, Old Garden Wall, wrestles with the big idea of making peace with the elements in your garden that have fallen short of perfection, and was a metaphor for viewing life's challenging twists and turns with that same view of acceptance. |
|Old Garden Wall|
This piece, "Old Garden Wall" was inspired by a once thoughtfully planted flower garden. The passage of time, nature with all it's seasons and elements and the call of the wild, have had their way with the orderliness of what was once a proper garden.
|Plants grow up through the stone wall|
|Shifting rock wall|
|Old Garden Wall close-up|
In this piece, the basalt stones were once laid atop one another neatly, but now the grass, tenacious flowers and twining weeds pull these rocks in different directions. The leaves blow this way and that with the passing of the seasons. Is the yellow sun-like shapes blooming sunflowers, or is it the sun caught in snapshots as it passes across the horizon and marks the passage of time? The background is hooked in soft, muted horizontal lines to suggest a calming and acquiescing backdrop, a foil to highlight the swaying, dancing motifs that have all gone in their own direction, yet all are part of a unified dance,...the garden of life.
Old Garden Wall, represents how in life we build, we plant, we sow. We expect certain outcomes, and yet, time, Nature, the elements shape us in certain heartfelt and unexpected ways that within each experience whether built and planted with expectation, or whether life befalls us with unexpected twists and turns, we still manage to find and search for a place of peace, balance and beauty.