31.10.12

 
daily details 31.10.12 - miriam louisa simons

 

folded and buried khadi papers, powdered paint flakes from walls of village huts,
antique woven and embroidered textile fragments, chalk, whitewash, mud stains,
thorns, mosquito netting, cowrie shells, coconut twine


We do not know until the shell breaks
what kind of egg we have been sitting on.

– T S Eliot


23.10.12

 

daily details 23.10.12 - miriam louisa simons

 

acrylic on textured board, oyster-bed netting, slate roof-tile


The faculty of creating is never given to us all by itself.
It always goes hand in hand with the gift of observation.
And the true creator may be recognized by his ability to find about him,
in the commonest and humblest thing, items worthy of note.

– Igor Stravinsky