A recent gift, a bunch of stunning Hosta leaves, put me in a state which I've termed "intentional presence." In this state, I recognize endless possibilities. The act of seeing changes consistently, and I acknowledge its temporality, just as the object I perceive. The more I look at this gift, the more patterns and textures I see. Although the leaves are green, my seeing them in black and white, furthers my interest in line and form.
How time changes the object. How the leaves move inside its vessel. How I move around it. Come close to it, step away and view it from afar. How the light informs its textures. The contrast between the front and back of the leaves.
The eternal possibilities of wonder, form, lines, shape, light. All this comes into being as I immerse myself in intentional presence. Even the imperfections organically align.
The beauty is continues. It lives inside the vase, in my mind, in my hand, in the soil from which it was born. Most of all, it lives in the creative force of an eternal continuum.
Ana Martinez Orizondo
Pastel artist, writer and photographer.
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