Portals a Glass Art Exhibit by Worth Cooley-Prost

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  The exhibit is dedicated to the Waters of our world, and each of the 14 display cases will have a clear glass bottle or bowl of Water. Emily came up for a couple of days to help me get ready and set up, and tomorrow morning we’ll take the bottles of Deer Park spring water upstairs (where there’s *any* room to do *any*thing at this point!) for prayers andrging with the 528 Hz tuning fork I just got. I think we’ll leave music playing in the room when we’re finished and working on other getting-ready tasks.
worthglassart 002 The Exhibit will be featured at the Arlington, Virginia, Public Library. Instead of using earth-tone deeply textured papers to line the display cases like in all previous exhibits, this time all the paper is smooth and shiny, and mostly very light colors — silver, silvery blue, pale pink, light gold… the space should be Light and glowing. (Lots of mirrors, too — we found them!) Instead of using stone and wood in the displays, I’m using clear acrylic risers. Instead of many cases having a fair amount of text, to the extent possible all words will be on top of the cases instead of inside…. And some things I’d thought about how I’d have to figure out what glass to make to support its being there — like the set of Platonic Solids in clear quartz crystal, and the clear quartz merkaba — are just going to *be* there. They carry their power on their own and will do what they do on their own.
The exhibit will have many fewer pieces of glass than previous ones (Gifts and Visions had a total of 56 individual pieces), and except for Light on Water and Soul of Blue pieces, it’s all new kinds of glass, and mostly not jewelry. There are 5 altar pieces (glass figures on clear selenite slabs, including the Sentinel image attached) and several Spirit Women (see Ocean Spirit Woman image). There are six Portals pieces, 4-inch squares of brilliant, overlapping dichroic glass circles for meditation, altar or framing (sorry, no images yet). The other two completely new (last two days, literally) kinds are four or five “See with Your Heart” (and “Listen with Your Heart”) hearts, and three pieces titled “When the Veil Became a Net of Stars.” You may recognize that phrase… and they’re magical pieces that entirely unfolded themselves using two different kinds of glass I’ve had for months without knowing (until no) how I could use them *and* a kind of dichroc glass that didn’t exist at all until mid-October.
It will be good if people buy some of the glass, but that really doesn’t matter. This exhibit is a gift offered to the Waters and to the people who walk by it, whether or not they even see it — like the last several exhibits, it’s a kind of standing ceremony. This one is really a new kind of ceremony, though, in ways I’m not yet aware of but definitely feel. Your network-of-stars post on Facebook last week really defines it somehow… thank you, thank you, thank you. Please cast some prayers in this direction, that Portals carry great Good for the people as all that should unravel continues to do so. And please do let me know any thoughts and insights you may have about this.
The sign on top of case #1 and case #14 (since people enter the library from two directions) says this:
Portals (fused glass and mixed media by Worth Cooley-Prost, Arlington VA)
Photos: Worth Cooley-Prost water glass gift to Mary Ellen Ryall, Council Member, The Sisterhood of Planetary Water Rites.