Today . . . looks to be a hard day. After a rough week. (My heart aches that we can't - at this stage of history - come up with solutions that make life better for ALL of us; that we can't listen and hear; that it always has to be a power grab. That we can't seem to ever get it right.) (And I'm done now.)
I thought we could all do with . . . something beyond ourselves. Something lovely. And meaningful. And purposeful. To lighten our load -- and to find the space in our souls . . . to maybe relax for a moment. And breathe.
This art installation piece is called Intersections, by artist Anila Quayyum Agha. It was the grand prize winner in both the juried and public vote categories back in Art Prize 2014. I didn't see it then -- because the lines to see it were just too long at the time. I always regretted it, because I kept hearing how powerful it was -- how peace-filled and magical.
I was thrilled to discover that it is back on exhibit in Grand Rapids (at the Grand Rapids Art Museum) right now -- during Art Prize 2018. (It is not part of Art Prize. It is simply on exhibit at the same time.)
Tom and I popped in to see it when we were in town on Tuesday . . . and - unbelievably - we were the only people in the space at that moment!
It was such a treat . . . to be able to experience Intersections . . . privately. Absolutely on our own. Which made it even more amazing than it already is!
On this heart-wrenching day . . . after a heart-breaking week . . . may you find some space, some magic, some peace . . . within yourself.
If you click in to the link above (about the exhibit in Grand Rapids), you'll be able to learn more about the piece itself. There are a few video links as well. But to really get a feel for the story behind the piece, watch this video: