Thursday, November 22, 2007

A New Show

The Bearclaw Gallery Presents
Divine Nurture
new works by Aaron Paquette



Opens Saturday November 24, 2007
Artist in Attendance 1pm-4pm

Show runs until December 6, 2007


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Divine Nurture

When my bones feel brittle and my body is empty - and weary; when my patience is long drawn out and each breath is a battle and when I wonder how we will survive our own selves, it's then that I abandon concrete and steel and take to the field, the wood and the rocky shore.

I lay my head down on the yielding soil, looking sideways at the closeness of the earth just an eyelash away. The damp musk of fertility speaks on an elemental level of life that the bird's song overhead confirms. I spread my hands through the grass and the dry fallen leaves, feeling the slow murmuring heartbeat of Gaia - the mother who gave us life and will accept us back when our travels are over. We have such a brief space of time! and an eternity.

As the throb and dance of the earth sings it's way back into my blood, I am refreshed and can recall the easy steps of the circle dance. Round and round it all revolves, worries fall away like the shedding of a skin that had become old and restricting. My heart is soft again and my eyes are bright. I am young, forever, clear. Unshed tears fall, not of pain anymore, but gratitude. The nurturing love of this divine earth - and of the unseen universe all around us - has made me new.

8 comments:

Indigo said...

Beautiful! Your descriptive pose lent even more beauty to the painting. Hope the showing went well. Wishing you a loving, peaceful, Thankful holiday and all the days there after. (Hugs) Indigo

jennifer alabiso said...

this took my breath away.

you are brilliant, thank you for sharing that with us.

-Jen

Joanne Arnott said...

good luck with the show & opening this weekend. sorrowful day as a friend passed this morning, really appreciate your beautiful image & soothing words
best,
jo

Tav said...

Aaron,
Your work sings to me. I am so very proud of you.

Tav

c_r said...

Your visual stories are healing, and they touch souls. Clarissa Pinkola Estes once said that "the best storytellers are those who have lain with the story and found all its matching parts inside themselves and at depth. In the best tellers I know, the stories grow out of their lives like roots grow a tree. The stories have grown them, grown them into who they are."

Anonymous said...

Your words breath life and I got some goose bumps!
Thanks alot!
FRom your Whiskey friend!

Aaron Paquette said...

Indigo,

Thanks, the show was great.

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Jennifer,

I'm really glad you like it. You know my work better than almost anyone.

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Joanne,

I'm very sorry to hear that. I hope that the family is alright.

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Tav,

Thanks. I'm proud of you, too.

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c_r,

That's a great quote. I've printed it out.

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Hey Whiskey friend!

I'm looking forward to pictures of your newest works!

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