Living is Joy Enough

Living is Joy Enough, 2024
Brooke Harris
30 x 24 inches
Inspired by a line from Emily Dickinson’s letter to abolitionist T.W. Higgins: “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough,” this piece is a meditation of life’s moments and how they transform us into new beings.
It reminds us to slow down and notice the beauty around us and give gratitude for the many processes, memories, and relationships it takes to be here in this moment. Much like layers of paint, all layer over one another into a beautiful full life. Renewal comes from days rested and soil cultivated with the dead things that are no longer us. We till with determined hearts and sow seeds trusting the process. In this trust of new and beautiful things yet to come, we sit in the moment where renewal springs forth.

Price: $380

Meet the Artist:

Brooke Harris is an abstract artist who calls Lexington, Kentucky home. With 10 years’ experience as a creative writing professor, she loves when the worlds of writing and painting collide. Most of Brooke’s paintings create abstract scenes of time and space. While the paintings are non-referential, they are strangely familiar and evoke memory and emotion. They depict metaphors of something greater than the physical: a spiritual reality expressed in paint. Brooke is an award-winning poet and painter and loves leading creative encounters for all ages.

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