Sunday, April 26, 2015

I Am Circling Around God

"I am circling around God, around the ancient tower, and I have been circling for a thousand years, and I still don't know if I am a falcon, or a storm, or a great song."  (Rilke)

I have to say that I am not satisfied with this piece.  I've always loved this quote.  For me it captures that never ending, timeless search for God and meaning in our lives; the soaring, raging, ragged, dancing, pushing out and going in of seeking Truth.  The worn out exhaustion and sorrow, the wordless joy, the seeking of Self in Spirit.

Maybe the concept is too big for me and the talent I have.  Maybe someday I'll think of a better way to do this. However that may be......In this piece each stone and leaf is individually cut and sewn to the background.  The piece is hand sewn, embroidered and appliqued.