Tamed

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Detail of work: "Tamed" Embroidery on rubber, 2014 (photo courtesy of the curator Alex Hamilton)

Detail of work: “Tamed” Embroidery on rubber, 2014 (photo courtesy of the curator Alex Hamilton)

While working on ‘Tamed” I thought a lot about the book: The little prince”:  “Come and play with me,’ suggested the little prince.  ‘I am so terribly sad…”  “I cannot play with you’ said the fox.  “I am not tame.”

‘What does tame mean?”

“It is something that is too often forgotten, “said the fox. “It means to establish ties…”

But before I quote the whole chapter where tamed are being written about – I will end of with this:

“The little prince went off to look at the roses again.  “None of you is at all like my rose.  As yet you are nothing,” he said to them.  ‘Nobody has tamed you and you have tamed no one.  You are like my fox when I first encountered him.  He was just a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes.  But I made him my friend and now he is unique in the world….”

This work among others will be exhibited at the Prince Albert Art Festival (PArt) in September 2014.  It will be part of the group show: Flippen Vlambaar/Freakin’ Flammable curated by Alex Hamilton.  This show will include work of a variety of amazing artists….will tell you more closer to the time.  I’m looking forward to be in such good company.

consulting the oracle of change 2014

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Hexagram 46: Sheng (ascending) -the result of a I Ching reading in the wee hours of the morning=  painted on my face

Hexagram 46: Sheng (ascending) -the result of a I Ching reading in the wee hours of the morning= painted on my face

The trigrams: K’UN: Earth, responsive.  SUN: wind, gentle.

THE DECISION

Ascending.  Great progress and success.  He need suffer no anxiety when seeking an interview with the great man.  Proceeding towards the south will be fortunate.

COMMENTARY

Here we see the weak line ascending at the appropriate time.  The trigram denoting flexibility is joined to that denoting docility.  A strong line occupies the central place of the lower trigram, indicating that there will be great progress and success.

Seeking to meet with the great man will give him grounds for congratulation;  by proceeding towards the south his aim will be carried out.

Ascending denotes the rise of a worthy officer to a place of distinction.  He attains his position of eminence because he displays forcefulness tempered by modesty.  The time is now favourable for his advancement’  those in superior positions will look on him with favour.  The south is the region of warmth and joyful activity, and signifies his goal.

Trees and vegetation (sun) ascending the earth (K’un)  The superior man cultivates his virtue, accumulating small benefits until he has achieved merit which is high and great.