Eastern Wisdom

19 October 2019. I have been working on this piece for quite some time now. It has been a largely frustrating process with lots of fits and starts. I just can’t seem to get this Foundling to be born so I have set out in a new direction, again. I have found a section of a beautiful nautilus shell that inspired me. When I set it on top of a decorative plate I created, unintentionally, a yin yang sign. Simple in execution and beautiful in design, and yet, the overall piece is still missing something.


As I have often said, some pieces practically jump off the workbench in days and other languish for years. Sometimes, after abandoning a piece, I might come across

a new fragment and in an instant, the stubborn piece comes together. It’s a wonderful moment. Other times, it’s just a matter of waiting and trying again later on.


It’s a kind of intuition. A kind of understanding. Working or waiting, stopping or starting. That’s the wisdom of being creative.



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