Waiting and Being
Here in her perceptive sketches, Kentucky treasure and acclaimed portrait artist Mary Cobb takes us on a journey through the spaces where people wait; patients in doctor’s offices and cancer wards, travelers in terminals and stations, the homeless in shelters. She leads us from where we wait to where our waiting becomes pure presence or being. She shows us that we should not succumb to waiting for outcomes, but should instead use these opportunities to transform that time into being in the joyful present where we truly dwell.
Joining Mary are some of her friends, many of whom have also faced great trials in health and in life.
Their additions in words complement what Mary has drawn, and further invite us to consider how intimately joined are Waiting and Being.
Searching for that spirit within . . . trying to convey what seems to be special about a person in these sketches I look for what speaks to me, when I am not making an effort to get a likeness, and am led by JOY.