Que Sera, Sera

This is the piece that has been my wrestling partner for some time now. I wanted to use very simple shapes, and employ two layers. I also gave myself the challenge of trying to represent trees absorbing light, a concept that fascinates me and stands for the human yearning for “light” or insight.

The piece is not finished yet. The lettering, which I just painted last night, will become something other than white. I’m not sure if I will add anything to the plain “borders” of the background layer. I also have to connect the two layers together.

This has been a deliberate experiment with different techniques, rather than an effortless, joy filled flash after flash of inspiration. I did get a wonderful idea about how to connect and edge my cracked paper quilts, which I am grateful for. It is one of those ideas that seems obvious, but only after you realize it.

I actually uploaded the photo of this piece to Flickr right after I arrived home from work, and went off to eat supper, spend some time with my husband and relax. I came back to my studio to remove the photo, and write a post about how I am constitutionally unable to share a piece that is unfinished. It’s not in me, I was going to protest. But there were comments by two people whose work I admire, positive comments, so I just have to laugh and say “Que Sera, Sera.”

A Feast of Photons ~ by Carol Wiebe

My mother used to a sing  “Que Sera, Sera” to me when I was a small girl:

Que Sera, Sera, whatever will be, will be

The future’s not ours to see,

Que Sera, Sera.

I can hear and see Doris Day, in my head, as I hum the melody. Wow, what a walk down Memory Lane. I wonder if that vivid vision is made of photons?


About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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3 Responses to Que Sera, Sera

  1. Deb Sims says:

    I know what you mean about sharing unfinished work. Often my pieces will change dramatically as I zero in on the “finish.” Oh well, as you found out, what looks unfinished to you is a work of art to someone else! I looked up photon to be sure I had it defined correctly and got this: “a unit of intensity of light at the retina equal to the illumination received per square millimeter of a pupillary area from a surface having a brightness of one candle per square meter.” GEEZ! The definition I have in my head is so much more ethereal! So I guess your memory is not made of photons but was surely created by them. Isn’t the universe just a miraculous place?

  2. Carol Wiebe says:

    You give the greatest comments, Deb. Every blogger should be so lucky to have someone like you reading their posts.

  3. tammy vitale says:

    the “light” in this is absolutely yummy!!

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