Dorothy Bury Shaw
Artful Renderings

Persephone’s Daughter

 

She fears not these dark days,

nor the molecular marvels of her underworld.

Real as they might appear, they hold no place

in the wakening spectrum of her consciousness.

 

With a fearless wisdom

and an emboldened knowing,

she does not blink at a discomforting awareness.

 

Around her, in the depths of blackness,

the earth's own alchemy molders with perfection.

What masquerades as dull, leaden silence

is weightless in this sanctum.

Root tips are etching delicate fractals,

and a radiant warmth emanates.


In her utter stillness

without thinking, without judgement,

where light is felt, not seen,

when day and night are indistinguishable,

where life and death are one,

she creates and delivers.

 

She burrows deeper with no exertion,

afloat on the buried river of dreamlessness,

until she surfaces once again,

with a toss of her rumpled hair.

The shadows of leaf buds cast freckles on her shoulders

as she heralds the springtime.

 

DOROTHY BURY SHAW 

©2017


ORIGINAL ART

1/3" x 16 1/8"

(archival inks, watercolor and colored pencil on rag paper)


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We Come as One

 

Somewhere, between day and night,

as the fledgling tucks her beak beneath ruffled wings …

 

Someplace, between yesterday and tomorrow,

as the gold-dusted honey bee returns to the hive …

 

Somehow, between certainty and doubt,

as the fawn waits out the field storm in peace and stillness …

 

Someway, between joy and sorrow,

as the baby is born and a refugee breathes his last an ocean away …

 

We find our way.

 

Something sacred, Something holy

arrives without a word

the instant we turn a corner,

settling upon the deepest shadows,

alighting softly,

like the hand of grace upon a quivering heart.

 

We come as one.

We are one footstep

crossing the threshold that brings us Home.

 

 

DOROTHY BURY SHAW

2017





ORIGINAL ART

21 3/4" x 35"

(archival inks, watercolor and colored pencil on rag paper)


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21 3/4" x 35"

(archival inks, watercolor and colored pencil on rag paper)


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Lotus in the Sun

 

The little seed lamented …

“You planted me in somber waters

where life had shed its skin

amidst the forsaken and unseen.

Then you called to me.”

 

O come, little one!

Come into my Presence,

and the glory that awaits you.

 

She listened with wonder.

Impossible, undeniable, undeserved … yet true.

 

Was there a quiver along the edges of her being?

What held her to this flame she could not see?

Was there a kiss upon the tangled graveyard around her?

Had this tomb become her cradle

and divine, the Hand that rocked it?

 

“Yes!” she cried.

“Here I come, O Light Divine …

to you, of you … yours.”

 

Upon her acceptance came a resplendent rising,

while she was held in stillness,

through no power of her own,

a burgeoning luminescence,

a ripening chroma painted in light.

 

What universe was this to greet her with song?

And then it paused …

She opened wide and strong, breathing the Light,

though standing still in darkness.

 

DOROTHY BURY SHAW 

©2017





ORIGINAL ART

1/3" x 16 1/8"

(archival inks, watercolor and colored pencil on rag paper)


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ONE GOLDEN INSTANT ©


21" x 24 1/2"

(archival inks, watercolor and colored pencil on rag paper)


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TENDER MERCIES ©


16" x 32"

(archival inks, watercolor and colored pencil on rag paper)


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GEMSTONES ©


9" x 12"

(archival inks, watercolor and colored pencil on rag paper)


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MIGHTY ROOTS ©


11" x 14"

(archival inks, watercolor and colored pencil on aqua board)


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THE DRAGONFLY'S REFRAIN ©


9" x 12"

(archival inks, watercolor and colored pencil on rag paper)


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HALLELUJAH QUARTET ©


7 1/2" x 10"

(archival inks and watercolor on premium paper)


AWARD WINNER

Selected for the "Best of the Best Exhibit - 2015"

Mayslake Peabody Estate

Oak Brook, Illinois



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EVERYDAY PRIESTESS ©


11" x 14"

(archival inks and watercolor on premium paper)


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THE MERMAID'S SECRET ©


9" x 12"

(archival inks and watercolor on premium paper)


AWARD WINNER

Prize: Charles Vickery Award for Best in Theme  - January, 2016

Exhibition:  Sailor's Delight

Location:  La Grange Art League Gallery

La Grange, Illinois

AWARD WINNER

Prize: First Place  - May, 2015

Location:  Brigantine Fine Art Gallery

Downers Grove, Illinois


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A PRAYER'S RELEASE ©


8" x 10"

(archival inks and watercolor on premium paper)



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FROM WOMB TO HEART ©


9" x 12"

(archival inks and watercolor on premium paper)



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WISER, STRONGER, BRAVER ©


8" x 10"

(archival inks and watercolor on premium paper)



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WORTHY OF TRUST ©


8" x 10"

(archival inks and watercolor on premium paper)



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Caster of Shadows © - August 2013



CASTER OF SHADOWS ©

August 2013





7 3/4" x 7 3/4"

Archival inks on Acid-Free Paper






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Blessed is She © - 2013






BLESSED IS SHE

2013




8" x 10"

Archival Inks on Premium Acid-free Paper


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