Gallery - In Other Worlds

Uplift #5

Uplift #5

2023

18x31" (includes deep black hardwood frame, 21x34")

Everyone will have a unique interpretation of this image: we bring to it our own experiences and, hopefully, our adventurous imaginations.

IMAGINE
by Jennifer Dunlop

Is it enough to know the hummingbirds will return? I saw 

the blue heron fly there, and every time I walk that path

I view again its graceful flight, candied curve of wings against

the blue splash of earth and sky. Clouds

 

come in, as they do, without warning.  Even though dark descends,

the world lives its noisy reckless life all around. Imagine

you could see everything through the clouds, see whales breaching 

in that creek, the swoop of a thousand hawks, cursive 

in the sky. Hear the tulips growing decadently worlds away. The sky

 

and the earth are alive in ways we do not understand. Nature

sings and breathes beyond our narrow spectrum. Unknown

cadences abound. We cannot hear turtles calling to their young, 

directing safe passage. We cannot see flowers flooding 

with nectar upon hearing bees buzz. Imagine

 

if we could see every bird tucked into invisible nests, every 

trillium curled up and snuggled into the earth, each butterfly

in its cocoon. Every thrilling thing yet to come. Imagine

balloons filling up the sky, floating in each tree. Stars

 

glimmering in everyone’s hair. The bloom of every flower, 

shade of petal that would ever be, papering the world. All

the colour, light and love we would ever need, all in one 

single glance. We would always see

hummingbirds.

 

This piece, along with all the others in the Havens collection, is available to purchase now. It can be picked up or shipped at the start of August after the exhibition closes. A 20% deposit will hold the piece until then.

$ 1,700.00

Purchasing information:

This textile work is available. In order to avoid disappointment, please contact me to reserve it, as it may currently be on exhibit outside my studio. If you require shipping, please include your full address. I will respond as soon as possible with an estimate of timing and total cost. Payment can be arranged by Paypal, eTransfer, or a payment method of your choice. I am open to creative purchase plans and layaways.