Forest Listening

$720.00

24"x24"

Acrylic, Ink on Cotton Canvas

Gallery-wrap 1.5" Painted Pale Creamy Yellow


Listening is a broad sweep into your environment, inner or outer.  Listening has a flow and flux.  Hearing is attention grabbing, focused, alert.  The departure part of this is moving between the states without hesitation and remaining aware.  A "listening sit" is satisfying, restoring, and exhilarating.

Listening is a state of being attentive.  Hearing may have a quality of shock or intrusion or searching.  Listening in the presence of tall beings (trees) and short complicated beings (shrubs) in a state of reception, expecting nothing, is a state of "bright."  I find the listening part evolves into the hearing part, as my being fills with their quality of life.