Diptych - overall 38”x84”
Ink, acrylic and conte on canvas
To be way up here, towering high above the trees, is to be in a privileged position of perspective. To be closer to the clouds than the ground, is to have the rare opportunity to look down below and see the landscape for nothing more than an abstracted collection of trees, shrubs, and bodies of water.
To be way up here, where we can barely make out the outlines of human bodies below, is to be reminded that we, ourselves, in our bodies, are just part of the bigger picture to others. We are not the only thing in view, we are not the most important, in fact, from way up here, we are barely visible at all, even though we’re very much a part of the landscape around us.
To have this perspective is to be humbled. To be way up here is a reminder that while the people and their lives we see below seem so insignificant and far away to us, it is us that seem so high up and out of touch to them; that we are just as insignificant in their minds, as well.
To be way up here is to be reminded of the importance of perspective. We must seize the opportunity to step back and zoom out, because it is only then that we can understand where we fit into the story. We are all important, because without us, each one of us, there wouldn’t be a story to tell in the first place. But we’re not the most important character in the stories of others. We’re only the most important character in our own story. And to be way up here, is a beautiful reminder that everyone is down below, living out a story of their own, and it is just as exciting and boring, painful yet hopeful, joyful and miserable, as our own story is.
To be way up here, is to be reminded that we are all separate people with our own life and our own beating heart, but this doesn’t mean that we’re alone. In fact, it means the opposite. That we are all playing different roles, separate from each other, but somehow we are all players in the same story. To be way up here, closer to the heavens, is a reminder that we are together in our separateness.
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*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world.