Grandfather Great Spirit


Grandfather Great Spirit

from 125.00

Grandfather Great Spirit, Shanghai, China, 2013

Printed on 11 x 14 matte archival fine art paper.

Edition of 10.

When I visited Shanghai in 2013, I made a point of spending time in many different kinds of temples. I was struck by the quiet fervor and surprising creative freedom of the worship I witnessed there -- after so many years of hiding during the Maoist regime. But even more than that, I was struck by the need for people to share. More than one person shared with me their way of lighting incense or bowing or holding their hands in prayer or chanting. They were eager to connect. But none were more eager than the older generation to share their worship with their grandchildren. They had learned from their parents, but had been unable to teach their own children. Now they were able to teach their grandchildren. There was something achingly beautiful in this -- and it struck a chord with me echoing the connection I feel between all forms of worship.

The text in this image is from a Sioux prayer to the Great Spirit. Because no matter the number of paths, the obstacles along the way, or the detours we take, we all end up in the same place -- One with Our Great Spirit.

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