THE ART AT MY FEET was a pleasant surprise at the end of a forested road to Kwomais Point Park in South Surrey. The mosaic circle was a meaningful touch added to the newly completed plaza by the community buildings.
A little online research revealed that the creation, eight feet in diameter, was a very effective collaboration by visual artist Deborah Putman and ceramic artist and potter Connie Glover.
The fluidity and interconnectedness of the work was compelling. I was drawn to the "no beginning or end" aspects of its intricate design. It adorned the park like a beautiful bauble attached to a grand necklace.
There were circles within circles ...
and familiar creatures roamed the tiles.
Land, air, fire and sea were all represented.
Details captured the water's edge environment perfectly,
paying homage to the wildlife that nests yearly above in the trees ...
and that swims magnificently in the bay below.
Taking several pictures of the work, I regretted not photographing a large prayer circle of simple stones removed months ago during reconstruction of the park that was once a church camp for children. Thanks to the directions on this mosaic I can say that the former circle was on the western side.
It wasn't easy tearing myself away from the spell of the patterns.
Heading home along the forest path I saw more natural connections.
Worn out shrubbery, evergreens and leafless trees wove a messy tapestry.
The circle of life was visible all around me as I stepped through the dissolving unkempt litter of fallen leaves.
I was glad to have had those solitary moments with the mosaic and plan to visit it regularly before the official reveal at a grand opening next spring.
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Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms