Thursday, June 16, 2011

branching inclusions ...

AGATE, © 2011. Acrylic paint, ink, and epoxy on wood.

Agate is reputed to have qualities of bringing stability to life - and to the 'ancients', it rendered the wearer invisible. Discovered in prehistoric France (30K B.C.) and valued during early Egyptian Civilization, our appreciation of its' qualities and coloration have accompanied the development of human history.

"We have various abilities, present in all rational creatures as is the nature of rationality itself.
Just as Nature takes every obstacle, every impediment, and works around it -
so too, a rational being can turn each setback into raw material and use it to achieve its goal."
Marcus Aurelius, "Meditations": Book 8, S.35