Title: “Dust to Dust Series”
- Size and media: Mixed media on paper varied, unframed, 21 x 30 cm approx.
- Storage: Palmerston North, New Zealand
“Gradually entering into the intense life of the summer days–a life which burned around as if every grass blade and leaf were a torch–I came to feel the longdrawn life of the earth back into the dimmest past, while the sun of the moment was warm on me. Sesostris on the most ancient sands of the south, in ancient, ancient days, was conscious of himself and of the sun. This sunlight linked me through the ages to that past consciousness. From all the ages my soul desired to take that soul-life which had flowed through
them as the sunbeams had continually poured on earth. As the hot sands take up the heat, so would I take up that soul-energy. Dreamy in appearance, I was breathing full of existence; I was aware of the grass blades, the flowers, the leaves on hawthorn and tree. I seemed to live more largely through them, as if each were a pore through which I drank.
The grasshoppers called and leaped, the greenfinches sang, the blackbirds happily fluted, all the air hummed with life. I was plunged deep in existence, and with all that existence I prayed.”
- Richard Jefferies, The Story of my Heart, 1883.
These works can be bought individually or as a collection.