My Aunt Barbara was an amazing artist and I am lucky enough to have several of her original drawings in my possession. There is also a website about her work, although it is in Polish and I have yet to translate it fully. However, there is one passage that I was able to get a rough translation of, and I'd like to share what I think she is saying. (Barbara had a large area of land with a studio, her sculptures were placed all around the land and her home, living among nature)
"Living among nature has shown me what was unknown to me until now. I have seen the implicit miracle in a seed, a grain, a kernel. I have accepted sun and rain as it accompanies joy and difficulty. I have stood in humility in accordance with the chain of spring and fall, continuous births and dying, I have felt as I am part of nature, with every other creation on a level, to the magic round of existence. I am a sculptor."
Wow--what a beautiful passage. Thank you for sharing it. I know she would be proud of you!
Good luck with the contest! I suppose I've entered now :)
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