Learning To Receive

2018 | Bronze, Wood And Chrome | 45 X 40 X 40 Cm

 I used to think that my glorious giving was my gift.  I have learned now, that the gift I was receiving was the grace with which the receivers were receiving.

 
Gracious acceptance is an art – an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving…. Accepting another person’s gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.
— Alexander McCall Smith, Love Over Scotland

Photography: Stan Mink, Gallerie De Medicis, Paris