Sunday, January 27, 2013

Elemental New Mexico

Next Friday evening, February 1st, "Elemental New Mexico: The Desert in Form and Essence," opens at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I am honored to be joined by such esteemed artists.  The show was curated by Joy Miller, Exhibitions Curator at the museum.  Photography, paintings, and sculptures will be displayed.  I will be giving an informal talk regarding my work on Saturday, February 2nd at 1pm.  I hope you can join us for the opening reception on Friday, or for my talk on Saturday.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Natural Order

Experience shows that individual mandalas are symbols of order and that they occur in patients principally during times of psychic disorientation or re-orientation.  As magic circles they bind and subdue the lawless powers belonging to the world of darkness, and depict or create an order that transforms chaos into a cosmos.  ~ Jung

Cosmos, oil on canvas, 32 x 32 inches, © 2012 Diane McGregor

When I Am Among the Trees
by Mary Oliver

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, "Stay while."
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, "It's simple," they say,
"and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine."