"To the Chief Musician"
"Motif Motif" Study for Weisiger Chapel 2009
"The straight warp of necessity, not to be swerved from its ultimate course - its every alternating vibration, indeed, only tending to that; free will still free to ply her shuttle between given threads; and chance, though restrained in its play within the right lines of necessity, and sideways in its motions modified by free will, though thus prescribed to by both, chance by turns rules either, and has the last featuring blow at events."
Hermann Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale 1851
Pew End Detail Weisiger Chapel 2009
"Roll away the stone
Don't leave me here all alone
Resurrect me and protect me
Don't leave me laying here
What will they do in two thousand years?"
Leon Russell 1970
Motif and Actuality - the Concrete and the Abstract
"Eli, Eli, lama sabach'thani"
Copper and Stainless Steel Armature, Cement, Black Walnut. Metallic Paints and Reactive Patinas 2009
To be forsaken is to place oneself in the position of opportunity (if we keep our heads about ourselves). Each new threshold may only be crossed when the old world is left behind with abandon.
But fear not,
for we shall (each of us) be recognized by those willing to see us.
I would never insinuate that such a passage is without its own specific trials and traumas, but still I maintain that such is the fodder of many a great narrative.