Silkworm

Hisashiburi! 
 

I'm a little behind with updates and such but I just couldn't not share this lovely poem by Jess Smith. Jess came to my show in Vancouver and asked if she could create a poem based off one of my pieces, "Wabi-Sabi." The end result is so beautiful, and it completely resonates with me on a personal level. I couldn't be more proud and equally inspired by her words!

Below is an excerpt from her poem and, just for fun, here are a few work-in-progress shots of Wabi-sabi ( please excuse the poor cell quality photos). All of my pieces go through a metamorphosis of sorts, sometimes they become butterflies and other times silk worms - both equally gratifying. 


"I am not timeless 
But my essence is 

and She, 
my Love,  
is beautiful

So, I will leave her
in all the places I go
I will give her 
to all who are deserving

Rather than being the beautiful butterfly
I will be the silk worm
Quietly and Peacefully weaving 
the exotic, beautiful silk I came to create

And I will adorn
All that I can
and All who I love
In the fruits of my labour"

 

Do yourself a favor and go check out the full poem along with her other works on Jess's blog HERE

In other news, I have a show confirmed in Toronto! It will be at Only One Gallery in November from the 12th to the 25th. The show will be a continuation of the East Meets West exhibition, but I will be adding some new work to the collection. Also, I will be doing a limited (resin) print edition of my piece "Shakudo"  which I will be announcing very soon! If you would like to know more or pre order, you can email me at info@laurenbrevner.com or fill out the form on the contact page and I'll add you to the list!

Other than that, I hope all is well! Now that the show is done, I will be working in the studio again; which means, things will be active round here once more.

Thanks as always for reading,

Happy Friday!

 

xox Lauren