Evolution

by Kiernan Antares

#16P-028-112

16″ x 16″

Acrylic

on Gallery Wood Panel

Artwork Statement

“The ocean can do without fish.

My soul, let me tell you a secret.

 

It is rare to meet a fish like the ocean.

Seawater is the nursing mother,

fish the crying babies.

 

But sometimes the ocean comes looking

for a particular fish to hear what it wants.

 

The ocean will not act before it knows.

The fish is an emperor then, the ocean, its minister.

 

How long will I keep talking in riddles?

Shams is the master that turns the earth fragrant.

When plants feel him near, they open out.

 

I would not have a soul,

if after tasting the taste of Shams,

I could go back to being who I was.”

 

~ Rumi