Where you stand matters to what you see! Perspective makes all the difference.\nQuite an obvious statement isn\u2019t it?\nAn example from the world of textiles that highlighted this truth:\nLast month I came across this textile.\nI will not call it a rug because it is past its \u201crug\u201d days as most of the pile is worn out.\nSo when I saw it, I saw it as a weaving and was besotted with the soul that lay within, the motifs, the layout, the idea of its being.\nAnd for a song I made it mine.\n\nI knew that I loved the motifs \u2013 but I\u00a0 had only a vague idea of what to do with it.I thought\u00a0 I might\u00a0 use it at the entrance of the house or cover up some foot stool with it. It would be one of the minor accents in some corner so that I would\u00a0 get a shot of\u00a0 unexpected delight whenever I caught a glimpse.\nSo it arrived yesterday.\nI laid it out looked at it for a while, examined the signs of age and mulled over what to use it for. And then I put it out in the balcony for some UV & IR cleaning in our strong equatorial sunlight.\nAnd that is when I saw the back!\nTransfixed \u2013 I could not believe my eyes. The colors were fabulous \u2013 not faded \u2013 and the artwork was clear and vibrant\u00a0 as if it had been made yesterday! The back had remained protected from all the feet that trampled and destroyed the front!\nMy plan for it changed instantly!\nIt would now go up on a wall with the back on display, in one of the spots reserved for prime artworks! Fortunately it i small enough for such a display!\nHere it is:\n\nStanding behind the rug made all the difference.\nTurning it upside-down or in this case down-side up\u00a0 changed everything.\nAm blessed that\u00a0 I could see the other side of the story. \nWhat if I had never been exposed to that side?\nI\u2019d have missed its heart wrenching beauty altogether!\nWhat a scary thought that is!!\njm\nNov 2016\n\nSave\nSave\nSave\nSave\nThe post Perspective makes all the Difference appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.