Sunday, December 9, 2018


Frozen, from the Roots and Wings Series by Sara Harley
a frozen land
waiting for a sign
a sliver
a glimmer
of hope

I created this image and verse for a solo exhibit. At my exhibit I had comment cards for people to fill out and asked what their favourite image was, and what their least favourite image was, among other questions.

One person chose this image as their least favourite because it made them sad. 

I consider that a huge success! Because that is exactly the emotion I was trying to convey. 

There is a good life lesson for me here....not all negative feedback is actually negative. Look beyond the comment and perhaps you will see deeper meaning.

Frozen is from my solo Roots+Wings exhibit held at the Margaret Hennigar Public Library in February 2018. Each image was paired with verse to represent emotions ranging from devastation through rejuvenation.

I believe trees represent growth and strength, with roots to ground us in our traditions. I see birds in flight as symbols of freedom, with the power of dreams and life renewed. Together, Roots + Wings create powerful images of inspiration and tools to heal the soul. These images are a symbolic representation of emotional healing, from devastation through rejuvenation.


To view the complete collection of images and verse from Roots + Wings click on this link.