We humans, as all life on our planet, are made to shift with the seasons, change our state, our activities, our being.
Changes of state fascinate me. The roles of temperature, pressure, motion, scale. Vapor to water to ice. Relaxation to anxiety. Mystery to revelation. A sudden change of mood, perception, mind, heart. Uncountable changes of all these types fly past us unnoticed every day. These moments matter, and so do the properties they exhibit.
Venetian Glass i was inspired by the following curated description:
Although glass … acts like a solid, it is actually most like a super-cooled liquid. When glass is cooled, it cools too fast for the atoms to form a crystalline structure. This means the atoms are still able to vibrate slightly but not rotate or translate the way they are able to do in a liquid or gas phase.
Quote and banner photo above: Dale Chihuly Venetian Glass exhibit
Alamance Arts, Graham, North Carolina
Venetian Glass i
by Sara Eisenberg
gone, the season of
air heavy with with-
sun-loving plants thrusting straight,
straight up into the open furnace-door of sky,
shade plants and me
on our knees,
hugging the ground then
I’ve been cooled down,
swung, sassed miles riding on
blue notes wailed by some
vacillating still between
demon and angel.
You can still trace my shape with your fingers,
follow the gold strands embellishing my surface,
feel how I vibrate slightly.
I occupy the same space,
act like a solid, yet
I can no longer
pour myself into the shape of my life
nor diffuse through it.
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