love on tuesday

Catherine Lowran
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This piece reflects Father Time (on the left, the moon) and Mother Earth (on the right, the sun) – both measurements of time, but they represent the controlling forces affecting the world and our children, mothers and fathers. The world before vaccines is a world we can’t afford to forget. With the development of vaccines, children are no longer threatened by deadly infection at their most vulnerable stage, and instead are given a foundation for health and wellness to last a lifetime. My inspiration for this work came from a place of hope during the height of the pandemic from this Tewa (Pueblo) poem: “Oh our Mother the Earth, oh our Father the Time, Your children are we, and with tired backs We bring you the gifts that you love Then weave for for us a garment of brightness;May the warp be the white light of morning, May the weft be the red light of evening, May the fringes be the falling rain, May the border be the standing rainbow. Thus weave for us a garment of brightness That we may walk fittingly where birds sing, That we may walk fittingly where grass is green, Oh our Mother the Earth, of our Father the Time!” My hope is that viewers will feel the warmth and joy of life for the world as a whole, experience the deep fabric of love on a individual level, and to get more information on vaccinations from a medical professional, to protect their loved ones and their community.