Thursday, September 5, 2013

Gathering Stillness: An Exciting New Direction

 "In order to accomplish an experience, you have to have a chance to dance with it. You have to have a chance to play, to explore. Then each style of exploration that takes place is a different manifestation, we could say. Nevertheless, it is all part of one big game." -- Chogyam Trungpa

It actually hangs on the wall! Not perfect but I am so happy.  The final touch was earrings I made using wire, a hand charm and two beads. It feels good to be learning, stretching and growing. Now I can't wait to make "Gathering Joy."

This piece is a combination of ceramics and fiber. It is part of a series that I am creating. It is 52" h x 12" w.  It was created to hang on the wall. Next in the series is "Gathering Grief." These pieces represent some of my goals (stillness) and what is happening in my life (loss and joy).

My contribution to Off the Wall Fridays!


  1. Karen, this series is so exciting to see. Can't wait to see each piece emerging. Love it!

    1. Thanks! I have no idea what will emerge next and I can't wait!

  2. An idol from the depth of history. So impressive! Love to see more.

  3. love it, can not tell if it is clay or fabric from the photo... either, it is lovely! Do a series.

  4. this is so personal. I love female figures, although this could just be human. So interesting, I'll bet anyone seeing it in person stops to look a while. very cool.
    LeeAnna Paylor

  5. So exciting to see something new and so creative and beautiful.


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