The Music of What Happens
In the poem 'Song', the poet Seamus Heaney references Celtic mythology and “the music of what happens”; experiential moments, the beauty and energies of nature, spiritual awareness.
In this work, I hoped to express moments and feelings that I could not articulate verbally; instinctive responses to things observed and experienced. In a time when personal freedoms were restricted due to a pandemic and when anxiety was often present, finding a temporary peace in the moment was welcome. Nature’s beauty, light and shade, shapes and patterns, the enchantment of colour with absorption in the moment provided a sense of freedom and a form of mindfulness.
The freedom of expression of these moments, spontaneously created, fulfilled a need to experience beauty, serenity and poetry in a time of turmoil.
Trying to hold steady through lockdown Restrictions easing and vaccination