This past June I was thrilled to participate in FestivALL's Capital Street Art Fair in Charleston, WV. The weather was lovely (hot but lovely). Vendors and customers were welcoming and delightful. I was torn between my desire to "people watch" and the necessity of tending my booth. Occasionally, I was able to do both at once.
At one point a young family stood in front of my table as a youngster had their face painted at the next booth over. The father was holding a not-quite-toddler in his arms. As the boy gazed at something over my head, Dad leaned in whispering in his ear.
I could feel myself and the entire world fade away. In that breath all that existed were the two of them.
It. Was. Beautiful.
With permission, I snapped a quick photo for reference. The true magic was already etched deep within the soul. My only regret is not obtaining contact information.
The name of this piece has eluded me and I finally settled on "Thru His Eyes." Although, it does not quite seem to capture what I witnessed. A child seeing the world and a father seeing only his child. Each in awe of what they behold.
Magic is all around us...sometimes we are lucky enough to see it.
"Thru His Eyes"
Epoxy Resin Claywith Gold Patina
on Padauk wood base.
Base LxWxH: 4x4x2.5 inches
Total LxWxH: 4x4x17.75 inches