Acrylic painting The Whole of Creation by Emily K. Grieves

The Whole of Creation


 acrylic on canvas, 24x36 in,   


The Whole of Creation




 


If I began the story in the middle


you might be able to smell the nixtamal, the earthy lime


of corn masa, and the tortillas rising on the comal, warm


hands flipping them into being. You might be able to feel


the spot where my long golden ribbon pierces the crust


of the Earth, thrust down through oceans and tectonic plates


even before they were dreamed into existence, looped


and woven into the shape that holds it all into place. You might hear


the rushing of feathers slicing air as thousands of angels fall


through the gap in space that birthed it all into view, each one


bringing a thread to the weaving of life, the matrix of this new world.


You might smell the smoke of the tlecuil, the oven in which life


is cooked into living, matter kneaded into feeling, formed


and pressed with fingers, breathed upon, gazed upon, made


to be something new, something transformed


from nothing to this. And here we live now, in the whole


of creation, remembering, forgetting,


and remembering again, nestling into the weft


of the fibers, yearning to be touched


by her hands again.

$2,200.00 USD