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The River

Paula Bowers's avatar Paula Bowers

THE RIVER This piece is hand felted using wool and silk fibers. Mica rock and copper patina leaves are used as surface design. I kneel down by the river's edge. Curiously, I move in closer to follow the dappled sunlight reflecting off of the river. I cup my hand in the cool water, and watch as the ripples expand across the surface. Below, I notice a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns, the settled composition of seasons and ages past. Leaves float downward, weightless, with a twisting and buoyant motion. They churn on the water, catch in jams and swirl until they break free on a new path. In this moment I realize that it is the river's nature to move on, and so must I.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Hand Felted Mixed Media
  • Width: 6'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 30 inches