This little box of feathers by Lenore Tawney reminds me that this Holiday Season will be the most surreal in memory. Perhaps the perfect piece for this first Advent offering.
In 1964, Tawney began creating mixed media assemblages of small found objects including feathers, twigs, pebbles, string, bones, wood, and pages from rare books. These delicate, poetic pieces were often spiritual in nature, containing elusive messages about finding inner peace and the fragility of life.
When we look at Tawney's work, we consider common objects, what is known, in a different way. I couldn't sum up 2020 any better than that.