Monday, February 2, 2009

Ogallala

This piece is constructed from concrete, rock, pete moss and semi-precious crystals including amethyst and rose quartz embedded in an expoxy resin which covers the entire work from top to bottom. I estimate it to weigh about thirty pounds. In real life, the concrete area on the top of the piece looks like water at certain angles. The blue area in the center bottom is about two inches thick and simulates the water of Ogallala. This piece was inspired by studying the last great depression which was combined with a tragic dust bowl. After years of struggle and suffering, it occurred to someone to search, and what was found was one of the greatest natural water reserves ever discovered, just beneath their feet. The symbolism of this could not be more powerful to me - in the words of Wattles, that I quoted in an earlier blog post, 'never look at the visible supply. Look always at the limitless riches in formless substance and KNOW...' This piece is meant as a visual reminder that there is ALWAYS a solution - and further, the solution really lies deep within each one of us. If we learn the process of shedding fear and begin to trust a world, a universe really, of unlimited potential - there will always be another Ogallala.

3 Comments:

At February 2, 2009 at 8:32 PM , Blogger Sugarwilla said...

I love the symbolism. I always say there is a solution...

It's BEAUTIFUL!

 
At February 8, 2009 at 3:30 PM , Blogger Jessica (Hey Lola) said...

This is amazing and beautiful. I love your work! I'm especially drawn to the sculpture of the head with the wire around it - really love that one.

 
At February 8, 2009 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Robert Girandola said...

Thank you Sugar!! I can't wait until you see it in person.

Thank you Jessica - that is so very nice of you - I love your blog by the way!

 

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