“As Light Is” – 2015, Presence series, acrylic on canvas, 102 x 30

As Light Is

Though quite beautiful, we often overlook natural objects because of their small size. I enlarged this slightly weathered feather, found in my front yard, to a larger-than-human size. The relationship to the object becomes physical, sculptural, rather than purely visual, its power and mystery amplified.

In this time of virtual accelerated reality, and dwindling resources, we are constantly rushing, all day, every day with never enough time to “get it all done”, we network to exhaustion, but seldom really connect. We lose our selves, and forget how to simply be human.

In moments of solitude with nature, there is a quality of timeless intimacy with something sacred, conscious, quiet, larger than us; an inner and outer Presence that is a union of our Self, and our environment, our Home. Those moments restore us, and we remember who we are.

This is the first in a series of works on Presence.