COMING HOME by Marcia Lamont Hopkins
Archival digital pigment print
17 x 22 inches unframed print $350
25 x 30 inches framed and matted $650
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
- Mary Oliver
"When I see a quality of light, a certain juxtaposition of shapes, or something that intrigues me, I want to express it photographically. I want my images to have meaning, to evoke a story, and to have beauty."
Marcia Lamont Hopkins has a BFA in Fine Art and a PhD in Psychology