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week 44: rhythms and cycles

Posted on November 7, 2012 by aks

When you have the opportunity to experience the vastness of nature, you become aware of the loudness of silence and its ever speaking profundity. You gain the liberating perspective of your own minuteness and become aware of rhythms and cycles. Not just the obvious change of seasons or climate, but a subtle perception of Nature as a living and communicating presence.

– Alonzo King (Artistic Director and Founder LINES Ballet)


Alonzo King is the artistic director of Lines Ballet in SF and a writer who captures many concepts about the pursuit of creating art that I relate to.

This quote reminded me of why I am currently drawn to images of waves — there is a rhythm in them that helps explain how I feel about the way we are connected to each other and those who have come before and will come after. We are all in continuous movement through time, constrained and connected in many ways, yet still expressing ourselves in unique and sometimes unpredictable ways.

Waves, gouache and pencil on paper, 9 x 12 inches

Rhythms & Cycles, pencil on paper, 10 x 10 inches

from week 38:  deep time

Map of the World (B Fuller), ink & pencil on paper, 10 x 10 inches

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