Fabric of dawn II

Fabric of dawn II

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I don't know what comes first. The words, the feeling, the colors. Or just all of it intertwined as a braid. Building the whole picture. Sometimes it's a reflection of sun on snow, sometimes a word, a gesture. Or the smell of coffee in a place called home. There is usually a spark and that's where I start.


These paintings where not inspired by the poem Sunrise, by Mary Oliver. I made them and then the poem surfaced in my mind. Or maybe it was just there all along, the words, I just didn't notice. I love the process like this. Just letting go of the idea of what something should be - and just let it happen. Let mind, spirit, heart and hand braid themselves into a beautiful whole.


Mixed media 50x70



You can

die for it -

an idea,

or the world. People

have done so,



their small bodies be bound

to the stake,


an unforgettable

fury of light. But

this morning,

climbing the familiar hills

in the familiar

fabric of dawn, I thought

of China,

and India

and Europe, and I thought

how the sun


for everyone just

so joyfully

as it rises

under the lashes

of my own eyes, and I thought

I am so many!

What is my name?

What is the name

of the deep breath I would take

over and over

for all of us? Call it

whatever you want, it is

happiness, it is another one

of the ways to enter