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Spread 198 – The Expressive Ribcage February 1, 2013

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

198 - The Expressive RibcageLike my physical journal, the structure consisting of ribs and their connective tissue encloses and protects what’s inside. As I breathe, I speak, and I sing, my ribcage moves in and out, up and down, creating an expansive space where I can sway through the spaces between the bones or use them as a ladder to reach imagined heights. The existence of the protected space allows me to open, stretch, and let out. Although suspended by its edges, there is a sense of flight and transformation. There is always that promise of movement and sentience.


1. Jo Murray - February 1, 2013

Lovely expresion of your feelings.

2. Shelly Penko - February 1, 2013

I was so drawn to this image when I saw it on facebook I had to click over to read your post about it. After reading your words, I love it even more. Very moving!

3. pearlandroses - February 2, 2013

“The existence of the protected space allows me to open” what a beautiful expression! All your words here are so meaningful and so reflective of the beautiful image you created.

4. Debbie Baier - February 2, 2013

Love this! Wonderful images and words.

5. apaperbear - February 2, 2013

You support us all with your spread and your words, so inspiring, always!

6. Annie Kerr - February 3, 2013

Having seen this image yesterday morning, it was lovely to have its company in my mind through my day and into this morning. I can’t pinpoint what I love about it, something about those figures calmly emerging from the darkness, but the title roars with a big heart.

7. emilyclineart - February 3, 2013

love love love this.

8. Renee Stien - February 3, 2013

looks like an awesome inspirational source – thanks for the chance to win!

9. John - February 3, 2013

Yikes, I love this piece! So detailed and I love the light to dark of it

10. Rachel Urista - February 3, 2013

Awesome piece. It seems you are expressing both our ability to transcend our structure, yet stay “safe” within it. Visual expression of the human condition. 🙂

11. Jessica - February 4, 2013

Beautiful page Orly!

12. Kelly - February 4, 2013

I love this, the feelings it evokes and the light and dark…wonderful Orly!

13. scrapbox9 - February 13, 2013

My copy of 14 Artist Journals arrived today! Love the “full-bleed” art! I’m enthralled!

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