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Mentalmorphosis

 

Itโ€™s not always just a mental switch; sometimes it takes a bit longer for understanding to transform your heart. this piece is about the patience and hard work (like a bird building a nest out of many small pieces, or a caterpillar turning to goop in a chrysalis) required to change yourself at the core.

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do you know that space in between when you understand something in your mind,
but it has yet to manifest itself as a permanent resident in your soul?

 

more and more Iโ€™ve realized that life is about building a place for head wisdom
to be reborn as heart transformation.


In the beginning, a warm nest is knit strand by strand.


then wisdom, at its highest fragility, is incubated like a seed under warm soil.


over time you begin to hear the soft knocking of a tiny beak, louder and stronger.

 

finally, heart level wisdom emerges as a fully formed creature.
it may fly from you, and impact or transform another.

 

Annotations:

 

Fig. 1. Leopard moth (Hypercompe scribonia) caterpillar

Fig. 2. Hypercompe scribonia pupal stage

Fig. 3. Hypercompe scribonia adult stage

 

a. a bird's nest heart.

b. a Eurasian Jay hat.

c. winged magnolias; the flower of resilience.

 

 

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graphite on Stonehenge toned paper
11 x 11โ€
2020

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Mentalmorphosis - original drawing

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