'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Monday, February 4, 2013

Making Sense of It All

I've always had people around me. I see them in faces in leaves and in folds of curtains. New companions join me even today: faces in the bathroom floor's marbling, and many crowded in my pile of wood scraps. They seem to be involved in whatever they're doing and don't mind me observing them.
Woman with windblown hair
Sometimes I keep a sub-section in my wood scrap pile of pieces that remind me of certain things. Usually casualties from projects that hit a bump somewhere in the creative process and got tossed aside. But even then, when I look through that pile, I see something else yet again.
Bird waiting to fly
For example, this piece (left) started as the head of a woman in the wind. Was she going for a motorcycle ride?
But when I rediscovered her (right), she had turned into a bird.
When giving it a little thought, I wonder if it was some unspoken message. Was I missing the birds this winter? Or was I observing a fairytale: did she wish to become a bird and was waiting for the chance to fly.


Cynthia Myers said...

I like the fairy tale.
I never see people.
Just cats and dogs
and the occasional horse.

Carole said...

What fun it would be to see wood and floors through your eyes! I often see faces within the bedroom curtains. Have you let her fly into her fairytale? Can't wait to see what you do next! Just heard a house sparrow singing for her dinner at the feeder. Happy viewing, Robin.

Robin Kent said...

Our thistle feeder hasn't seen a bird for a while. The house kitties sure do miss their kitty TV. I know the brave robins start to return the third week in February. Some snow birds are around now, but not up close. And no, put the bird/woman chunk back in the pile for now. Needs more nap time.

Sand said...

I am motivated to say
Look up in the sky ....it's a bird... It's a plane....it's Superman