by Steven McCabe
The thing about working on paper is that one touches-feeling the otherworldly textures of this very world. A reminder of the gift, the circle, one has been given.
One can imagine glimmers of this very world.
As tree roots signal compassion & nurture while snaking out and spiralling into the secret dark soil. As their compassion reverberates like ripples in water.
As a forest of vertical bodies reach skyward. As they etch circular rings in their wooden hearts. As they record circles in orbit around the sun. A living symbol of experience. The experience of this earth.
The thing about working on paper is that one performs mark-making enveloped within sacred heaving breath. As delicate breath-shadows dance beneath sunlight falling like holograms. Like a ballet. The story of archetypal tree as mother. How easy to forget.
As paper absorbs watery emotions, even eyesight – like daylight, starlight or candlelight, received intuitively. Quietly the visceral eclipse. How easy to forget.
One can imagine the tree like an iceberg with secret rooms. Multi-dimensional and unknown. Concealed.
Offering utilitarian circle & body. Of this very world. Like an animal. Like sky. Like an eye. One does not forget. As this very world does not forget. As the animal, sky, and eye do not forget.
Amaizing! ThanK’s for share, Steven.
Thanks so much Elvira! :- )
You are welcome, Steven 😊
Beautiful… a paean to paper, the images of the poem, the images in the painting. Druidic roots, or at least I feel that, in a wholly unique contemporary way.
Thank you Brenda. Your comment enlarges the idea for me. Yesterday I lay underneath a tree at a gathering and, as you know about trees, it…was…something. I must confess I have taken ‘paper’ for granted. So this was an attempt to connect to a deeper feeling. Thank you again for this comment.