Monday, January 06, 2014

the moon and the stars

"Once I was beset by anxiety.
I couldn't tell right from left.
I could have cried out with terror at being lost.
But I pushed the fear away by studying the sky,
determining where the moon would come out
 where the sun would appear in the morning.
 I saw myself in relation to the stars.
I began weeping and knew I was alright." 
text: Louise Bourgeois
images: new work with indigo and stitch


Velma Bolyard said...

these seem so right just now.

Jennifer said...

That humongous sigh of contentment and awe that you just heard was me...

Ms. said...

Perfect pairimg - Your work, and L.B. quote - Both simple and potent.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

this conjures a thought from emily dickinson: "snow"

It sifts from leaden sieves,
It powders all the wood,
It fills with alabaster wool
The wrinkles of the road.

Margaret said...

I pushed the fear away by studying the sky...Blessings for Epiphany...and thank you.

roz said...

yes judy, the moon and the stars!connected over the miles , perhaps by the moon and the stars?
the indigo is lovely

Mo Crow said...

oh this is so beautiful seeing both you and Roz working with the moon and stars...the synchronicity...

Montse Llamas said...

I feel identified with these words at this moment.

Why the pieces are mounted on paper?

Judy Martin said...

These stitchings are mounted on 300 lb watercolour paper with stitch.

I am going to frame these pieces in shadow-boxes.