IMAGE & POEM (MARCH 2008)

About Atelier

This poem is about a girl waiting to find peace within herself and the immediate world around her. As the title suggests, "Atelier", the cottage becomes both a retreat and workshop. She arrives here seeking refuge from her troubled homeland and a new source of inspiration for her paintings. The Wisteria beckons with its profusion of flowers and leisurely grace. It is the hemline of Spring threaded along the house and garden. Gathering sprigs and placing them in a clear jar is the artiist's way of collecting beauty, of studying how its presence defines her perspective. Somewhere between light and water , shadow and glass, she will sense how faith tints the spirit and dark fears round off into the clarity of an idea --stillness; its aim to reflect, its power to transform.
© 2011, Wendy Howe. E-mail.