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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,