Late last week I finished my water challenge pieces. Originally I intended for the two to be one–I was going to have the glass slides hanging down from the canvas–but that didn’t seem to work. I think if the canvas had been larger it would have been all right, but it was too small to support three. Going on the premise that sometimes one has to be ruthless and jettison one’s favorite thing (advice from writing class in college), I pulled the slides out completely and made them their own piece.
Much to my surprise, I have to say I’m really pleased. It’s a great feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment.
Here were some of my musings when I was contemplating having words on the piece:
Lifting us up
Carrying us along
Motion and complete stillness
Somehow we recognize this
Best when the sun shines
Thousands of tiny mirrors