“Wildness we might consider as the root of the authentic spontaneities of any being. It is that wellspring of creativity whence comes the instinctive activities that enable all living beings to obtain their food, to find shelter, to bring forth their young: to sing and dance and fly through the air and swim through the depths of the sea. This is the same inner tendency that evokes the insight of the poet, the skill of the artist and the power of the shaman.” Thomas Berry – priest, eco-theologian, earth scholar, cosmologist, geologist
I meant to expand on my statement (if only for my own clarification) in my blog yesterday about my Book of Healing I, of my realisation that the natural world has been my stable datum (as an artist).
Then I came across the above quote. It’s courtesy artist Bridgette Guerzon Mills who is blogging about Adkins Arboretum, which has an interesting exhibition programme of artworks based on natural themes.
I’ll shortly make a note for myself about the back of Book of Healing I.
Pulling out the strands.
Sometimes making an artwork feels like opening a letter.
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