'Let the sky take hold of your breath' Original Artwork by Agnes Becker (2022)
- Do I love artwork? If the first time you look at the piece you love it, then it resonates with you on a deep level. If you still aren't sure, ask yourself:
- How does the artwork make me feel? If what comes up is how you'd like to feel in your home, then the likelihood is that whenever you gaze at the print on your wall, those feelings will be sparked. For example, perhaps you want to feel inspired in your home. If the artwork helps you to feel inspired when you look at it then it will make a great fit for you and your home.
- What does the artwork remind you of? Perhaps the piece sparks some beautiful memories of times with loved ones or a time in your life where you took brave decisions. If the memory or reminders that come up are ones that support you and lift you up then this artwork is for you.
How I would love you to feel
Of course, as the artist, this is how I'd love you to feel when you see one of my starling murmuration artworks on your wall, but in the end, what you love is what is most important:
You're in a rush when you see it. The painting.
It's morning and you need to get somewhere and the kettle broke so you didn't get your tea. And you'll probably be late. Again.
But as you run down the stairs, you see the painting in front of you and for a moment you stop and begin to melt into the ancient world beneath - the world that is always there. The world where you feel alive and full of wonder and creativity.
And in that moment you can almost feel the cold wind on your face, almost hear the rush of wings as birds gather in the winter sky. The murmuration begins to move and swirl and dive, a thousand wingbeats fluttering, together. Like the mutter of pages turned in haste. You are transported to a moment, a moment not long ago and also as old as life on this earth. A transformation takes hold.
You take a deep breath and carry on - heat on, coat on, boots on. The panic in your body replaced by the starling murmuration swirling in the wild, untamed places of your mind - a remembering that you are nature, you are powerful and beautiful and full of wisdom. You are more than enough. You belong.