Patterns of Connection: The Land Art of Dietmar Voorwold

Why should modern humanity regain and hold on to its connection with nature at a time when technology seems omnipresent? I have always loved making things: textures and patterns create a sense of calmness for me. In my early years I made a texture book into which I glued pieces of fabric. I would spend … Continue reading Patterns of Connection: The Land Art of Dietmar Voorwold

Quote for Today: Edward Hirsch

Rhythm creates a pattern of yearning and expectation, of recurrence and difference. It is related to the pulse, the heartbeat, the way we breathe. It takes us into ourselves; it takes us out of ourselves. It differentiates us; it unites us to the cosmos. -Edward Hirsch, "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"

Two Views from a Cage: Adjoining Cells by Katherine McDaniel

When two people settle into a pattern of behavior it becomes increasingly difficult to change habits. In some cases, it may be that those very habits are all that connect us. For some people, the simple perception that there is a pattern, a hint of a cage, will be enough to make them want to fly away. For … Continue reading Two Views from a Cage: Adjoining Cells by Katherine McDaniel

Buried Memories: The Other Immigrants by Saba Husain

There are moments in which events in our past connect powerfully to our present. How do we express such synchronicity?   As human beings we move from one reality to another, crossing so many bridges that we become bridges ourselves: between countries, between cultures, between periods of time, between our own memories. Most of the time … Continue reading Buried Memories: The Other Immigrants by Saba Husain