As the deep, cold days of winter continue to unfold, it's helpful for us to remind ourselves of the graces that winter offers. This ornament is an invitation to look more closeley into the winter days of stillness and silence.
artist: Edythe Kegrize
materials: porcelain and metal
This ornament is based on a view of parks similar to those found in England. The space is somewhat cultivated, but mostly consists of large, open green spaces, with lots of shade and naturally occurring trees and vegetation. This is a different view of our interaction with nature, say than the famous French gardens of the royal palaces, that are images of man's power over nature, of our ability to control and form it. Both perspectives have their pros and cons. What this particular ornament conveys, however, is the winter version of a summer desert. "Winter Park" called also be called "Stark Reality." There is a stillness and a clarity in this landscape, just as a dry desert, a revealing of how things truly are.