conceptual photography, archival digital print on 100% rag paper
21" x 17" framed $600
28"x 22" framed $800 (Sold Out)
41"x 31" framed $1650
51"x 39 framed $2350
I remember when a former co-worker introduced me to the poem "Somebody Has To" by Shel Silverstein:
“Somebody has to go polish the stars,
They're looking a little bit dull.
Somebody has to go polish the stars,
For the eagles and starlings and gulls
Have all been complaining they're tarnished and worn.
They say they want new ones we cannot afford.
So please get your rags
And your polishing jars,
Somebody has to go polish the stars.”
For me, the poem immediately begged the question: What needs polishing in my life? The answer has varied over the years, but one interpretation that has stuck with me is the stars representing spiritual connection. Just as it takes time to get to know a new friend, connecting with our inner selves also requires conscious effort. I began hosting annual "Starpolish" gatherings with close friends, lighting candles and setting up a variety of introspective exercises around my home that focused on soul-searching and meditation. They were magical evenings of sharing, learning about ourselves, and getting excited about the next steps in our lives.
Somebody has to go polish the stars. What does that mean to you?
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