Friday, May 11, 2007
Cynthia, of Green Girl Studios, has a photo of a castle bead in progress on her blog...here....CastleBead
It so much reminded me of a little sculpture that I have, which is here:
There is something so special about these tiny little imaginary worlds. I feel like I can live into it in some sense and it just makes me feel happy to look at them. I can imagine the artist creating it and wonder what he or she was thinking and feeling at the time. It's as though the imagination is imbued in the object and carries itself to whoever can resonate with the resulting creation.
The artist carved their name and Cusco. Peru into the back of the piece. I picked it up in Brooklyn at an indoor flea market when I was a teenager.
It's has been with me through several moves, to Staten Island, back to Brooklyn and on to Horsham. PA and now Abington, PA. Part of it is broken, but it is still magical to me. Such a little thing, made so long ago, and yet I treasure it.
I think it holds the power of what it is to be creative and to live into our imaginations. It's so easy to have that taken away from you when everyday life pulls us into what is 'practical' and 'necessary'...I'm glad I still have these little reminders, and that there are people like Cynthia who keep this alive in the world!