In the ever so elegant words of Rainer Maria Rilke, “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
What a truth there is to be acknowledged in that statement… Springtime undeniably and deservingly demands a reputation as the extravagantly artful, poetic season of expressed creativity. It’s like opening night as our surroundings expose us to newness in their own inimitable and glorious exhibition, a showcase of all that is good and beautiful in the world. The nature of Spring is a muse to many. It lends wisdom of true design and is where fullness of colour, form and process can be understood more intricately, and perhaps it even speaks of a way of living that is translatable to our own way of going about daily life.
Left image: Robert Ullman, right image: Hugo Comte.
A quote once spoken by Yoko Ono concludes with the sentiment ‘winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.’ What a beautiful reward, as we come to lighten our load and shed those layers of mental heaviness gathered in the colder months. To us at Plyroom, this season eludes to the value of living simply and minimally. In a way, the often irksome task of ‘spring cleaning’ has the potential to become a pleasant and welcomed way of living to carry through all seasons, and with it bring the exuberant and freeing rewards of more space, creativity, clarity and calm.
By Rosie Fea