Salutation to the Dawn
“O, in this single hour I live
All of myself and do not move.
I, the pursued, who madly ran,
Stand still, stand still, and stop the sun!”
- MAY SARTON
SUNRISE I, 2009, Inkjet Print, 36 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches
"These photographs are abstracted images of the sunrise taken in a camera over Penobscot Bay, Camden, Maine, during two summers, 2008 and 2009.
Ode to New Grange: The Life Force
Sunrise at Newgrange, Ireland, on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, celebrates the merging of the Solar power (Father Sun) with (Mother) Earth, honoring the end of winter and beginning of the reawakening of the Earth. Newgrange is a World Heritage site that dates back to early man, 3200 B.C.
In these Sunrise photographs, I celebrate Life, the continual re-awakening each day of the Earth and our life on this planet. These photographs are a gentle request to humans to awaken to the bounties our universe provides, and to awaken and honor our duality, these dual energies within us, as the Sun awakens our Earth to the Gifts of Life."
- Barbara Goodbody
SUNRISE II, 2009, Inkjet Print, 36 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches
SUNRISE III, 2009, Inkjet Print, 36 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches
SUNRISE IV, 2009, Inkjet Print, 36 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches
SUNRISE V, 2009, Inkjet Print, 36 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches
SUNRISE VI, 2009, Inkjet Print, 36 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches
SUNRISE VII, 2009, Inkjet Print, 36 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches
SUNRISE VIII, 2009, Inkjet Print, 36 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches
SALUTATION TO THE DAWN
A Sankrit Proverb
Look to this day!
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence:
The bliss of growth;
The splendor of action;
The glory of power;
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision;
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday
A dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow
A vision of hope.
Look well, therefore,
To this day.
SALUTATIONS TO THE DAWN, 2015, Book series, 1/30, Linen and board, Inkjet Prints, 5 x 8 x 1/2 inches