Saturday, January 25, 2014


We were in The Leaning Pear this week when I spotted some new artwork peeking up over the top of the fireplace wall.

All those mismatched letters reminded me of an installation my friend Heather Carter once did, called Life Boats. Heather prefers to use found materials in her artwork, so for months she had everyone she knows saving any boxes or packaging with large letters they came across. I walked over to take a closer look.

That's when I realized the final line was a favorite quote from the only poet I have ever loved, Mary Oliver. It says "Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild precious life?" How odd! Heather's installation had included that very same quote, only hers had been one long, single line of words that wrapped all the way around a huge gallery hall over at Texas State. Could this possibly be her's as well?

It wasn't until I turned around to head back to my table that I happened to glance up and see these "boats" floating through the air.

Oh yeah! Most definitely the work of local artist Heather Carter, who also happens to be co-founder and past president of The Bountiful Sprout. Way to go, Heather!


Diane said...

Hi Hill Country Hippy,
You have quoted from the only poem I have ever memorized. I love it and rewrite it in each of my sketchbooks. And love the Hill Country too which we often visit when coming to Texas.

Corrine at said...

So these installations. xox