Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ogallala - Re-Posted for @Sugarwilla

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.


At August 24, 2010 at 10:36 PM , Blogger a.q.s. said...

with unlimited potential there is immense fear....

“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.”

You are an amazing artist. Some surprise.


At August 24, 2010 at 11:36 PM , Blogger Sugarwilla said...

After much anticipation my lovely Ogallala has finally arrived.

Robert, it is so beautiful. I love and relate to the meaning behind it.

I have many precious pieces in my collection, but this one has special meaning because I KNOW you.

And you know me too. Thank you for that.


At August 25, 2010 at 6:59 AM , Blogger Robert Girandola said...


Thank you very much. That quote is so very poignant as is so much of the writing you've shared -

At August 25, 2010 at 7:01 AM , Blogger Robert Girandola said...

Lana -

Each piece I make is almost like a child to me. I was so nervous about its flight and trip but felt so great it was going to you. Thank you so much for being such a great friend and for taking this work into your home.




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