ARTIST STATEMENT

To be Inspired by an Idea…

(I-Dea… the In-Dwelling Divine)

To hold the Idea with Enthusiasm…

(Enthusiasm… Extravagant Spiritual Emotion)

To nurture it… feel it grow and take shape…

To birth it into Being with my hands…

To see its form, complete and gravid with meaning.

 

Twisting, plying, braiding, weaving

String Things… skirt, mantle, quipu…

Vibrating objects of consciousness born from archaic memory…

Re-Membered.

 

Fashioning firm form from flexible fiber…

Coiled Basketry.

The object a body… Containing I-Dea.

A technique dating far into prehistory…

An unbroken line of Makers.

 

Lumpy sapling… peeled, dried, carved

Reveals a vine buried deep in its folds.

Vine uncovered… sapling recovered,

The spiral bones of the Sacred Grove

polished and wanting Touch.

 

This joyful process of creation…

A reflection of the mysterious congruence of etymology, quantum physics,

mythology, human artifacts, the dance of life…

Metaphors of Being remaining relevant through millennia…

Spiritual clues that spin new strands in the Web of Possibility.

 

Through decades of working with fibers,

thousands of hours loving this rhythmic and meditative act…

Necessarily a spiritual practice…

Being In the Moment, yet aware of the Flow.

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