One Wind

One Wind

“One Wind” is a Painted Steel and Stone, 7 ft., located in Corrales, New Mexico.

 

I believe that sculptural images of the great migrating birds, when presented in a spiritually consciousness format, will send a message.  The Bosque del Apache Wildlife Preserve is not only an important bird sanctuary; it is an ecology education center, and a retreat for spiritual inspiration.  For millennia, humanity has looked up to the flight of migratory birds and thrilled with connection to a higher realm.  Today, as the world becomes less natural, the great migration into and out of our refuge ministers the message of environmental concern.  Perhaps the migration can be the pathfinder and guardian of the soul of humanity.  The educational role of this wildlife preserve should be expanded.  If we are to send out the message, how better to gain public attention than through art?

I grew up on the border of a wildlife wetland, and there is no doubt that this experience shaped my very being.  Today, during walks along the Rio Grande River flyway and the Bosque del Apache when the migration is in progress, I feel again that numinous inner world.  Both, great migrations, the Fall homecoming of joyous return, and the Spring venturing forth of new life lifts me in poetry and illumination, all in one.