How can it be, Lady, as one can see from long experience,
that the live image sculpted in hard alpine stone lasts longer
than its maker, whom the years return to ashes?
The cause bows down and yields to the effect,
from which it’s clear that nature’s defeated by art;
and I know, for I prove it true in beautiful sculpture,
that time and death can’t keep their threat to the work.
Therefore, I can give both of us long life
in any medium, whether colors or stone,
by depicting each of these faces of ours;
so that a thousand years after our departure
may be seen how lovely you were,
and how wretched I, and how,
in loving you, I was no fool.
It drops in silence
from the head to the depths
enclosed in glass
but oh so briefly
before its gone.
This was a great weekend full of great people, great art, and great yoga. Thankyou to everybody who came out and supported Asana Art and Yoga Works. If you would like to take the time out of your day to follow us on Instagram our profile is called @asanaart
Why is everybody moving?
As I move through my yoga practice, the immense impression of all these beautiful people moving in unison, is sometimes overwhelming. I know that when I’m on my mat I’m supposed to turn inward and feel like I’m the only one in the room. As an artist and long-time student of anatomy I can’t help but look up and see the beauty that surrounds me.
In classical life drawing classes there is one model and about twenty students and everyone is sitting or standing still. In yoga class, there are 20-30 models, at least one artist, and everything is in continuous movement flowing with breath.
It is a very powerful visual experience for an artist. It gives me a completely unique perspective on any single posture or flow.
The effect yoga has had on my work and my life as a fine artist is often astounding and is yet, it is still unfolding.
A way to breath.
A way to work.
A way to live.
A stillness that brings a clarity to life, to drawing, to sculpture. A community of lovely souls who are open, mindful, caring and supportive,.
I hope to give back some of the beauty I’ve been so generously given.