Clear Night Sky

felted bag with magnetic button flap

This piece was created over quite a long period of time (picked up, put down etc.).   But I have to say that I had a fairly clear vision with this peice, unlike others I’ve done.  As I was knitting the different shades of blues I kept thinking about the night sky and how on a clear night (where there is no light pollution to dampen and fade the view) I can see forever it seems and there is a sharpness, a crispness, a deepness spread before me.  How many nights I have ignored the sky and how sad that so many people never have experienced or taken note of the night sky.  I have witnessed a clear night sky a handful of times in my life and each time I have felt renewed and filled with the mystery, hope and excitement of my childhood.  As an artist, I am inspired by such experiences!  Also, I like this analogy: When the light of the sun shows all of life’s complexities and distractions,  lose yourself in a clear night sky and see if  life seems more quiet and deep and well…clear.

A quote:
“Away, away, from men and towns,
To the wild wood and the downs”
-Percy Bysshe Shelley

~ by ambeckart on December 8, 2011.

One Response to “Clear Night Sky”

  1. Ann, the bag shown is wonderful, simply beautiful. One of the prettiest you have done. Keep up the good work. Love, N

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