Wednesday, May 20, 2009

quiet power

Shapes such as the circle, the square, the triangle and the spiral are found across the continents and across time. They are the basis of traditional North American quilt pattern just as they are the foundation of mirror work from India or resist work from Nigeria. These first shapes are part of what Carl Jung called the collective unconscious, archetypes that communicate universally without words. Each day I try to get closer to these first shapes and their simple beauty.

This house stood abandoned on our road for years and years. Last year it burned down and I miss it.

8 comments:

Dolores said...

At least you have a record of the house. It seems my neighbourhood changes so quickly and I have often thought I should document what it looks like now.

Diane said...

what a beautiful piece. Sometimes simple is best. I often rely on the simplest of shapes to convey my message.

arlee said...

nice mix of media---i never really know what to say here because i love your work :}

Lainie said...

This is a wonderful piece. So evocative -- quiet and powerful indeed.

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

A beautiful tribute. A longing. I so enjoy coming to see what you have done.

Art4Sol said...

A wonderful piece...I get lost in it's simplicity

kiteastman said...

Beautiful. I love those elemental shapes too. And the way you've used the photograph is so interesting!

Judy Martin said...

The piece is still in progress. Thanks for all your encouragement - I really do miss seeing that house and was so glad that I had this photograph of it.