Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Finding our Paths

As my just-out-of-college, working-in-the-big-city daughter walked up the stairs from the PATH train in lower Manhattan 6 yrs ago she lost her innocence. There are many stories more horrific than hers (she was taken under the wing by an older person and guided through the turmoil of that day) but her experiences from that day were life altering.

We all need & seek guidance throughout our lives. There are as many sources that can help us travel through this life as there are people. Cairns are directional markers that have existed since man began walking this earth and started bonding into family/communtiy units. I like the spiritual aspect of cairns – rock solid, expressive art that aids people in navigating difficult or confusing terrain.

We can all use some good karma cairns in our life.

7 comments:

orion713 said...

How cool! I love cairns...something very deep and appealing about them that is hard to explain. Especially the roundy ones with holes...This will make a wonderful series!

kathy said...

This little piece is very cool, Denise. I too am using my hand dyes/painted/stamped, etc. for everything now.

jude said...

i love your work and how it fits to your words.

mousewords said...

This is a beautiful piece! I love the symmetry, colors, and meaning.

~Christine

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

This is a lovely piece. I, too, got a job in Manhattan right out of college, and used to take the PATH into and out of the World Trade Center... I am so glad that your daughter is safe.

h-bomb said...

nothing that happened on 9/11 this year made me cry, not even seeing jason coffey's face on the tv when they read all the names of the people who lost their lives that day. now i'm sitting at home and read this and cry.

i love you, mom.

PaMdora said...

I love these symbols, they are very solid and soothing.