Tuesday, August 4, 2009

One foot forward

This is one of my most favorite pieces that I have ever made. It stands on one foot and the basket comes free from the stand. The basket is nothing with out the stand. It will not stand up by itself. It has to lie on its side if the stand is not there. It is also a square basket.
It is an idea that came to me in the night and would not leave my mind until I made it. It is to me is the epitome of human existence. We can not survive with out help from others. Sometimes we are square but we are still beautiful and even though we are one, we belong and are stronger as two or more. Life is a balancing act and it is good as long as you keep one foot forward.


  1. OMG!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Marie...not only the Beauty of it as an art piece... but also the symbolic meaning...to me, Art that is both Beautiful and also feeds the mind and soul with delicious doses of thought...is the purest form of Art...you have acheived this my friend...

    Hugs and thanks for feeding my soul today...


  2. Hi Marie, hope that you're doing good today Sweetie! Wow...I just love it and what it means! How true that is! Even though we are one, we belong and are stronger as two or more! Gosh Marie, that says so much! You always have a wonderful way of touching my heart in such a special and loving way! Hope that you have a great day!
    Hugs and much love...

  3. Thank you Jodi, I am so glad I can return a little bit of the pleasure and soul feeding I get from you on a daily basis. It was all my pleasure.

  4. I am doing OK Bobbi!! I hope that you are.
    You touch my heart too Bobbi, I am glad that I could return some of that to you.

  5. That is really cool, Marie! You have wonderful night vibes! I love the uncluttered simplicity of the piece, beauty in form which sends a message. Excellent! Hugs

  6. Oh Marie! You are wise, beautiful, sweet, good and kind. I am here, there and everywhere this week so I can't linger but please know that when I think of you, a smile comes across my face. Have a wonderful week sweetie!

  7. Marie, it really is lovely. You were quite the philosopher with this piece. Did you sketch it out before you made it, or did it just take shape? Always wondering how other people's ideas come to fruition.

  8. Thank you Lynda!
    I love dream making. No effort, no fuss, everything is so easy.

  9. Thank you Ces. The same thing happens to me when I think of you!!
    I Smile.
    Have a GREAT week my friend!
    Thank you so much for visiting in your busy week, it means everything to me and I cherish it.

  10. Thank you so much Susan. The philosophy usually comes after the contemplation of the piece.
    I do draw some things but not many, I thought something was wrong with me but it is just the way I conceive. I can usually build and finish a whole piece in my mind.
    I the beginning though I would draw them out and plan but very vaguely.
    More than half of the pieces I draw do I ever finish, I tend to work them out in the medium instead.
    And if it doesn't work I feature it. LOL!!!

  11. oh wow Marie!!! how did I miss this post!!! I love this piece...and I can see why it is one of your favorites!!!

    beautiful and very unique!!!


  12. Thank you so much Kristina. You are very kind!

  13. Thank you very much Diana! You are so sweet.
    Hi to little cute Cole.

  14. Thank you so much mrsb and thanks for the visit. I am honored.

  15. Marie, Thank you so much for posting this beautiful piece - both the image and your thoughts about it. It encapsulates the nature of life itself in a way that resonates with all of us!!! It's one of my favorites too.

  16. Thank you Susan. I hope you are feeling well!!

  17. You keep so many of us from falling Marie.

    This work is amazing.



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