Saturday, March 17, 2012
Raven Bringing The Sun
I'm in the final moments of a truly great week away from work, and even home.
During my retreat away from reality, I visited an art gallery. As I wandered around the place I observed an artist in progress. He was carving a section of wood and at his feet was a much larger unfinished work. We struck up a conversation and I began to truly admire the finished stuff on display, specifically the centerpiece.
To make a long story short -- I bought it.
It's entitled Raven Bringing The Sun, and the artist is Peter Paylor.
A sampling of his work can be seen -- HERE.
I'm looking forward to the return to my apartment where I have a special area in mind for this raven wing. It's always so neat to meet local artists, truly gifted in their craft. Peter was able to tell me not only of the origin of this specific piece of cedar, but also the birthplace of the rock that serves as its pedestal.
My friend and I have since tried to count the rings in this piece of wood, and it's somewhere around fifty. I will continue to age, but the artist has taken this medium and created something timeless out of it.
Thanks, once again, to Alyce from At Home With Books for hosting this wonderful Saturday Snapshot meme.