Friday, January 9, 2009

"You Must Believe In Spring" Wood Sculpture

REMEMBER began in an ice storm. Living on a hill, I had to walk a quarter of a mile to get to my car. Walking the same path over days I finally noticed the fallen leaves caught in the ice. There are four different trees represented. Can you identify them?
I'm pretty sure is an Abby Lincoln song. Called YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING. The line that moved me deeply goes ”Just as the tree knows its leaves will reappear, it knows its emptiness is just a time of year. You must believe in spring....”. As soon as I stopped resisting the ice and began to paint its beauty, the weather changed. What had been all powerful became very fragile and vanished in a day.

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