Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Medium: Photo Collage on Watercolor Paper
Dimensions: 18"h x 12"w
Limited edition of 28; piece is framed and ready to hang. Also available unframed. Limited editions available in 4 other sizes (special edition of 5 is 54"H).
"Somebody has to go polish the stars," Shel Silverstein wrote. I discovered the poem through a former co-worker of mine in the music industry. For him, "polishing the stars" meant giving talented acts the attention and patience they deserve to get their music heard. For me, the poem immediately begged the question: What needs polishing in my life? The answer has varied over the years, but one interpretation that has stuck is the stars representing spiritual intuition, like a muscle that needs exercise. Just as it takes time to get to know a new friend, connecting with our inner selves also requires conscious effort. I began hosting annual "Starpolish" gatherings with close friends, lighting candles and setting up a variety of introspective exercises around my home that focused on soul-searching and meditation. They were magical evenings of connecting, sharing, learning about ourselves, and getting excited about the next steps in our lives. Somebody has to go polish the stars. What does that mean to you?