On The Whaling Museum Sea Glass Ocean by MJ Levy Dickson
Beneath suspended bones that rise
how fitting now an ocean lies
as shards of wayward seeming glass
that shaped or tumbled smoothly pass
for those that ground in bottom sand
adrift in journeys years have spanned
will find their way to shores unknown
evolved to seem as jeweled stone
symbolic of intentioned force
eroding and renewing course
recorded as eternity
that consciousness will live to see
as wonder nature will expose
and art has rendered in repose.
Old man. Ekphrastic fan.
Prefers to craft with sole intent
of verse becoming complement...
...and by such homage being lent...
ideally also compliment.
Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light, Echo or Shadow
Medium: Handmade glass shapes
“…In this enchanted mood, thy spirit ebbs away to whence it came; becomes diffused through time and space...” Herman Melville
Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light is inspired by sea glass found on beaches around the globe. The project pairs beauty with message, visceral experience with an opportunity for reflection, and a new way to define, enjoy, and observe beauty. The installation provides a counterpoint to a culture in which emotions are intellectualized and verbalized – yet not available to everyone in these forms. Encompassing thought and meaning visually, tactilely, and aurally, the installation offers a bridge by which diverse audiences can experience the unexpressed.
This interactive installation echoes the harmony between the head of the whale and the bow of the whaleboat. To honour and remember this whale is a reminder of his massive beauty and grace.
MJ Levy Dickson
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