How long has it been since you took the time to truly ponder?
To simply pause and consider?
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The list is so long, isn't it?
How long has it been since you stepped into a gallery and stood and stared and studied a work of art? The textures, the colors, the titles chosen by the artists?
How long has it been since you chose to simply be with a work of art and let it touch you? and listen to it? and imagine....?
pon.der, verb: to think about (something) carefully, to contemplate, consider, review, reflect upon, mull over, meditate on, dwell upon, puzzle over, turn over in one's mind;
to think or consider, especially quietly and deeply.
We invite you to ponder the words collected below with a few selected works of art currently in our gallery. Take the time to pause for beauty and consideration. Take the time to ponder......
"Dream Story" was a vivid dream I had.
The red lines were like the ruled lines in my school notebook.
The sage walls were distressed.
And the quote was a call to our country to teach everyone to come together for the good of all.
"Binding together like a ball of twine...we would eventually all embrace the world..."
-Julie Jarvis, describing some of the inspiration for this encaustic painting.
there is always the garden
"When The world wearies and ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden." -Minnie Aumónier
And a garden is filled with color and textures and surprises...if we will but take the time to find them.
Textile artist-designer, Jane Bishop, cleverly brings the floral garden inside and mixes it up with fun-filled hand painted chairs and pillow designs. Some are soft suedes. Some hand painted. some vintage florals. Some with lace and embroidery from around the world.
She gives us much to ponder quietly.
wood on wood
r"Wood on wood" is enhanced as these contemporary hand carved wooden boxes strike a contrast against the aged-old wood of an antique desk with patina hardware and green leather desk surface.
"Respect the old; seek out the new."
- Michiba Rokusabur
Keeper boxes.....God boxes......Jewelry boxes......Memory holders.
Imagine the hours of thoughtful and precise motions used to carve this wood by hand.
Ponder that it comes to us through fair trade paths of respect for each artist and owner.
by Kathy Cody Gallaway and Jeannette MacDougall