THE KNOWING | Tami Bone
There is a stretch of salty, marshy land along the Texas Gulf Coast that I have visited often since I was a child. Some of my most memorable experiences have taken shape there. Like the time when I was three years old and fell off a pier while fishing with my father. I remember slipping into the water as if it was yesterday, eyes wide open, going down, down, down, and thinking, "This is where I'm going to be now." It wasn't until many years later that I understood the meaning behind the thought. Or the time when I was 16, learning to surf. I felt larger than life, strong and fearless, and I thought I would live forever. This coastal area has shaped who I am, and left it's indelible impression. When I am there I have a profound sense of belonging, of being fully grounded. The land stretches out for miles and miles under endless sky, and the air is heavy with salt and heat. People are outside exploring, working, doing, being. And still, for all the earthly immediacy, there is a knowing of something much greater.
This body of work symbolizes this duality of physical attachment to a worldly place, alongside spiritual awareness of a greater realm. Maybe having such affinity for a place makes room for something more expansive. Something larger than life. Something that will live forever.
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