Sacred Ground (2013) – Harriet Arthur

Inspired by a previous piece, “Stained Glass Fence” (2011), this year’s Let There Be Light installation takes advantage of an unusual and isolated copse of trees. Lanterns hang from the branches on the periphery of the stand and cast colorful abstract patterns onto the wintry ground, highlighting the ever-present living spirit lurking beneath the brown grass and fallen leaves. Even in the cold darkness of the Winter Solstice, the spark of life and the cyclical growth it portends deserve honor. “Sacred Ground” uses the landscape’s natural features to create a reverential space of miracle and celebration.

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One Comment

  1. Shawn Hirabayashi
    Posted December 14, 2013 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    I was very taken with “Sacred Ground.” The lamps. The movement caused by the wind. The moon. Even the occasional light from passing cars. It was great to wander around the tree and to stand still and watch. Kudos.

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