This picture was inspired by a blog I commented on. I am sorry I can’t find the original. The author had written that she felt like a bloom on a dying vine.
And when I went to my studio, and produced again, just a random squiggle upon the page, I saw a bird’s beak. And then I drew in a vine and some leaves. And I thought of the saying credited to Christ which states, “I am the vine, you are the branches” and somehow it fit.
Even if one does not follow the Christian faith, the image and words can be viewed symbolically as our potential to give to one another.
In my mind, this picture represents a bird (a distorted Christmas dove?) that has given up its feather and its own flight, to lay down roots and become the vine bearing fruits for another.
I know all this may not be apparent in the picture, but it is what I felt.
Perhaps we do more for one another than we realize. Perhaps in our own ways, we are Christ-like— giving up our own freedoms and flight, to ground ourselves, to provide the vine for another to grow. This all perhaps symbolizes what Christ was thought to have done for us. Transforming the Spiritual flight into the grounded root so we could have new Life.