Art/Words: The Time Traveler’s Wife |
November 9, 2012
“Wings.” she says, dropping the white sheet to the floor.
The wings are huge and they float in the air, wavering in the candlelight. They are darker than the darkness, threatening but also redolent of longing, of rushing through space. The feeling of standing solidly, on my own two feet, of running, running like flying. The dreams of hovering, of flying as though gravity has been rescinded and now is allowing me to be removed from the earth a safe distance, these dreams come back to me in the twilit studio … The wings are silent, their edges ragged. I cannot speak.
The Time Traveler’s Wife is one of my favorite books. The darkness, the magic, the melodic prose, and yes, the love story, of course. Claire Abshire, the love of Henry’s life, is a paper artist, much like author Audrey Niffenegger, and I found myself drawn to the paragraphs that described her art. A few weeks ago I saw this “paperdremy” piece on a blog and it just clicked. By the way, here are photos of Claire and Henry’s house from the (less then great) movie, via Hooked On Houses.