Is there anything better than spring?
That season of promise and petals and greens of every shade –
warmth from the highest sun, the smell of earthworms after a rain –
soft rains, warm rains, rains that clear the way for fresh everything !
The garden in the spring is my refuge after a long winter of hibernating, especially this winter – it’s my outdoor studio and inspiration – everyday it reminds me of what’s real and true and miraculous.
I knew that replacing the lawn in the front yard to create a garden instead would be a commitment, however I came to understand that it’s really a relationship, a mutual agreement, time and tending exchanged for beauty and connection. I like to think that my plants are just as happy to see me as I am to see them waking up after their dormancy to find sunshine, warmth, and a grateful gardener to greet them.
It never ceases to amaze me that they show up at all especially after our harsh winters – somehow it motivates me, challenges me to do the same –
show up no matter what, be beautiful and share –
It will be a while yet before I can really get into the garden and begin spring clean up. I’m looking forward to being outside in the sun playing in the dirt, spending time tending to what gives me joy.
Just a quick announcement / good news for those who may not have heard, I was a finalist in an international competition earlier this year.
My video ‘hai’ lights : labyrinth was chosen and is currently showing at
Ki Smith Galley in New York until March 31st.
You can find out more by clicking on the link below. If you find yourself in New York you can book a viewing time, as well as drop by.
Here’s to spring being sprung and all the anticipation and promise that comes with it.
At the start of this new season, this ‘new’ year –
some would argue the ‘true‘ new year – may anxiety be replaced with anticipation,
and uncertainty with the promise of life continuing to show up no matter what.
To all of you that I know and to those that I don’t
thank you for showing up and showing interest.
All images / text © Louise Pagé 2021
|Please Join us atKi Smith Gallery Harlem712 West 125th Street, New York, NY, 10027From March 17th to March 31st. Art Takes 2021 features the work of emerging and established artists; it represents the artistic motivation and spiritual rebirth a long hibernation can bring. Join us in celebrating 31 painters, photographers, videographers, and mixed media artists chosen from a highly competitive international field by our esteemed jury panel. Their work explores the painful and hopeful themes of 2020 and 2021 including culture, justice, equity and fantasy. Limited capacity, reservation required -1 hour slots, following Covid-19 protocols. Wear a mask and keep social distancing during the visit. Artists featured: Grand prize, Runners up:OOOPStudio, Jessica Alazraki, Tamary Kudita Finalists:Brit Bunkley, Fan Luo, Hezron Henry, Andrea Alkalay, Ivan Iliev, David Freeman, Patrick Webb, Louise Pagé, Andreas Glikeriou, Alexandra Borovaya-Belilovskaya, Martha Posner, Maria Paula Suarez, Alejandro Borges, Jason Engelbart, Adam D. Watkins Honorable Mention:Jun Kim, David Chalk, Krzysztof Strzelecki, Cynthia Oswald, Emily Roynesdal, Hannah Thomas, Stephen Linsteadt, Aeneas MacRae, Magdalena Vasko, Maryse Ronel, Sergey Savenko, Frank Bayh and Steff Ochs, Ryan Eccleston, Ivan Tkach We may not be out of the woods yet, but the air is fresh and there is new growth underfoot!|