Human beings are capable of creating tremendous objects of beauty. Take artists Eric Markow & Thom Norris’s incredible Autumn Sunset Kimono. Through dedicated artistry, creativity and hard work they are able to take simple glass, melt it, extrude it, color it and weave it into incredible art.
Complexity and beauty
As their work revealed itself to me, I was awestruck by the complexity and beauty and I came to see their art as a metaphor for mankind’s ability to change and transform. Like glass, we are capable of melting, sculpting and forming into new ways of being.
Change is a gift
Our ability to change who we are, what we do and how we define ourselves is a gift. At times, the process of change is wonderful and simple and at others, it is rather uncomfortable. This discomfort is the growing and learning process as we move from one way of doing to a new way of being. Embodying new practices, new ways of thinking and taking risks are all part of the journey.
Often, we resist change, because the journey can be difficult and similar to glass, sometimes we need to be broken, melted down and recast to reveal the new pieces of ourselves. At first, change may seem very difficult to undertake, but allow the beauty and the feeling of pride in the end product pull you towards your new way of being. Let the incredible complex artistry of the Autumn Sunset Kimono act as inspiration of what can be achieved as a result of transformation.
Release hidden potential
All of us are capable of accomplishing greatness, but at times, in order to be great, we must re-create ourselves to release our hidden potential. We must boldly allow ourselves to change and mold into new ways of being.
Images courtesy: Markow & Norris www.wovenglass.com