Can pain be transmitted to the stone through the hammer’s blow? Can joy be absorbed in rock to sound in stillness?
And as the tool tenderly shapes the stone, the hidden self of that granite is given into my hands. The rock falls away to reveal that which is not of my making. Who is the carver?
Lenore Thomas Straus 1909-1988, Stone Dust
I hope they know. Women, who bravely created art with so much intention and passed it onto us. In humble gratitude I am giving thanks. Without them, I wouldn’t have created the way I have or lived the life I have, and without them, I wouldn’t be in red thread circle with you.