Listening to the stones


In September I called this piece Stone Songs. It hung around our house, sounding more like a guttural chant than a song. It was really about patterns, debris, water-polished stones in a stream. Now it’s renamed Streambed and described this way for my entry in the 2017 North Carolina Artists Exhibition sponsored by the Raleigh Fine Arts Society:

Streambed expresses a world full of life
even when it may seem most silent,
mysterious even when it might seem most ordinary.

It was accepted in the show, opening in March. They informed me that “a total of 607 artworks by 353 artists from 105 cities and towns in North Carolina were submitted for consideration this year.  After much deliberation, 72 pieces were selected by our juror, Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum in Atlanta.” Maybe it pays to listen. —Pat

One comment on “Listening to the stones

  1. Lovely, Pat. And great message, “it pays to listen”. Congrats and love. San Miguel is not the same without you.

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