There is no greater experience in life than to momentarily transcend the bounds of human limitation. Whether a spiritual catharsis, a restful cloud upon the highest peaks, or the experience of scenery that predates mankind, we have all experienced wonder. We are born with it, this innate ability to let go and give in to the chills, the jaw-dropping silence, the unutterable glimpse into a different dimension where things that the world has not yet known, exist.
However we must move beyond observation, into a practice of speculation. For to sweep the stars brings one moment of awe, but to speculate their origins? To observe the bird in flight is of one beauty, but to fulfill man’s desire to fly? These are the works of some of history’s greatest minds and inventive contributions.
In Issue Two, we wanted not only to remind our readers, but ourselves, how inadequate we are in creating something of worth, something genuine and enduring without this sixth sense of creativity. In our busyness in making things, we forget that investing time in curiosity is what drives true creation. So we took on a subject most often left to the poet and philosopher and portrayed that invaluable ingredient in creative work through the Woven lens, where connection is key and legacy is the aim.