"Thank you" seems insufficient.
In my feeble attempt to offer something back here, I realized that this is a recurring theme in life. This scope for growth and adversity. Several years ago I created this piece (below) that I knew would be the first in a life-long series on this theme.
|Scope for Growth and Adversity - 2011|
This is the kind of piece that kids love. You get to interact with it. You have to interact with it or you will miss a major component of what it's all about.
Are you inclined to look inside? I hope so.
If you ask me what it is, I will be hopeless inarticulate about it. I'm still discovering the answer.
Inside there is a vaguely humanoid figure. Folded in a not-exactly fetal shape. Is it trapped in there? Is it developing? Is this an adverse environment? Or one that offers scope for growth?
There's no right answer. Where am I on this continuum? What is this experience to me? Can I change my experience?
There are two ways to look into this piece I created. From the scope on the side (seen in the photo above) and also from a hole in the top. Either way you need to illuminate the interior some how, but you will only ever have the two perspectives.