Title: “Guides From Beyond”
Materials: Unbleached Mulberry Paper, Ink
Dimensions: 8″ x 10″ matted
Description: Hand-drawn, hand-carved, hand-printed, and hand-colored linocut
Fun Fact: The title of this print, “Guides From Beyond” was inspired by the poem “The Guest House” by Sufi poet Rumi. It’s one of my favorite poems of all time, and you look like you could use it:
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.