recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Saturday, June 23, 2012

both sides now

Thin places,” the Celts call this space,
Both seen and unseen,
Where the door between this world
And the next is cracked open for a moment
And the light is not all on the other side. 
       Sharlande Sledge

I lár báire (between) oil/wax on canvas, 48x48in, 2012

There is a saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin places that distance is even smaller.

'In ancient Celtic spirituality the phrase “a thin place” was used to describe places and events where the divide between this world and the other narrows.  Places where the eternal and the divine more powerfully affect the soul.  Where events reveal more than what we can see, hear and touch.  Sometimes it’s the place in front of a work of art, all it needs is two people to stand in it.  Sometimes it’s a poem or a song, all it needs is two people to hear it.  The result is an experience that cannot be held in the body or the mind, it can only be held in the soul and it joins us together in a place of extraordinary belonging.' 
above quote  from a blog with the same name:

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