On The Ocean, Sculptures & Videos

I have a feeling that my boat
has struck, down there in the depths,
against a great thing.
And nothing
happens! Nothing…Silence…Waves…

–Nothing happens? Or has everything happened,
and are we standing now, quietly, in the new life?

-Juan Ramon Jimenez (Trans. Robert Bly)

Hello everyone! It’s been a while and I’ve missed you. My deep thanks to everyone who reached out to me in my absence, especially Jan & Karen.

I’ve been on a deep journey inside, a sort of excavation to make more space in my rough earth vessel for Light to enter. When I posted my picture here, it was such an overwhelming experience for me that I needed to withdraw to assimilate the massive spiritual change that act caused. I have lain silent and still, like the ocean, between waves gathering my energy, basking in the Light, in so it may rush forth again into the world.

That energy is now rushing into a series of sculptures of mystics from diverse religious traditions. I feel alive with new purpose in this work, as if I have touched something very deep within myself. Hildegard of Bingen & the pregnant Virgin Mary are complete while St. Francis is 95% of the way done and St Theresa of Avila is at about the halfway point. I plan Moses de Leon, Thomas Merton, John Muir, St. John of the Cross, Black Elk, & Meister Eckhart among others. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

Photos do these sculptures justice, so I have put together some videos. These are my first try with videos and I hope you like them! (Constructive criticism welcome…)

The second video is of the pregnant Virgin Mary. To me, she represents the ideal we can only strive to reach, the artist as a perfect vessel for Divine Creativity.

Thanks for viewing. Talk to you again soon.

My best to you.

7 Responses “On The Ocean, Sculptures & Videos”

  1. wendy maclean says:

    Sybil, your Hildegard brings tears to my eyes…the glorious emptiness and readiness of her spirit, and yours…divine grace to make crystals of our tears.
    Thank you. Blessings.

  2. DebraAnn says:

    It is so darn good to see you again my bloggy friend! Wonderful in fact and wonderfully wonderful to see that you have been so creative in your time off. For some reason when my bloggy friends disappear I always fear the worst, but I should have anticipated the wonder. Welcome back my bloggy, bloggy friend. It has been way too long(I have been suffering trying to be inspiring lately so now I have your wonderful inspiration to look forward to).

  3. Wendy, Thanks for you beautiful comments! Debra Ann- Hurray! It’s so nice to connect with you again. Sorry you have been suffering, I’m going to head over to your blog to catch up…

  4. Karin says:

    How glorious to see your return Sybil, bringing your images of sacred souls to life and form! It’s exciting to feel the renewed energy of your enthusiasm coming through this inspiring body of work. I especially was moved by Hildegard & video. A strong piece, combining your art, words and the beautiful music.

    Wishing you much peace, wellness, and love in this season of celebration,

  5. Thanks Karen wishing you the best too!

  6. stacy says:

    sybil, your work is exquisite…i am so moved by these new sculptures.

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