The third time’s a charm
“The third time’s a charm”
Original Mixed Media, 36″ x 24″
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
The first time Colette attempted to fly she built a pedal-powered machine using her brother’s bike (while he was away for the weekend), spare parts from an old xerox machine, and two scrap pieces of masonite. The second attempt was a hang glider made out of insulation board reinforced with PVC pipe. The third time Colette studied the designs of Leonardo DaVinci’s ornithopter, a machine with flapping wings that closely mimicked the anatomy of a bird. With free access to her uncle’s junkyard and six months of planning and all her chips in the middle, this maiden flight will be where her journey finally begins.
In all of God’s creativity we are called to step into the arena of His great love for us and live a life in which, as Theodore Roosevelt says, one “knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…”