Miracles, Mindfulness and Motion

I’ve been thinking about the idea of coincidence vs. miracle for a few days now.  Most people will frequently dismiss a serendipitous happening as a mere coincidence.  I on the other hand, believe in everyday miracles and love their occurrence in even the smallest moments. Like running late for a meeting and magically finding a parking spot right in front of the place you need to meet, making you on time.

So this morning I was thrilled by the message from our WIM (Women in Motion) leader Wanda, because it is helpful in tying my thoughts together. She sent us a link to a motivational slide show. The first screen includes a quote by Vivian Greene, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain!”

Tomorrow as I head to my New York art debut, I plan to be mindful of the miracles and keep moving forward.

Before leaving I began my exploration process for completing the assemblage that started with the sculpted head (now fired).  I decided to sculpt hands and feet. The gesture of the hands were inspired by Byzantine Icon figures.These 5 sculpted pieces will be combined with found objects to convey a narrative concept.

This is all pretty raw. I’m not sure how this will all come together. We can share in the discovery together.

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About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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2 Responses to Miracles, Mindfulness and Motion

  1. i like your work and happy that ceramics are on artslant just on the off chance ..do you know jack summers collage artist in detroit we were in a class together at arowmont and have remained friends for 5-6 years ..

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