signal no. 2, returning

Ruth Allen's avatar Ruth Allen

After I became deaf to the still small voice within because of extenuating external factors, my interest in and love of birds and animals increased dramatically. I took their appearances as signs. Warnings of hope. Omens of optimism. So they usually have a place in my work. The signs are 1, gathering cunning; 2, returning; 3, navigating and 4, questing. The robin is not only the harbinger of Spring, but a symbol of renewed hope. To be able to listen to the still small voice once you've been divorced from it requires one to gather cunning, to return to a place that was once familiar and from that place to navigate to this moment in a continued effort to move forward (questing).

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Acrylic + mixed media
  • Width: 30inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 40 inches