It was John Milton who said in a poem, “When I consider how my light was spent..”
As we look to the light of the season, John Milton’s question burns in the candles of Hanukkah and the diverse festivals of lights. Each story is a celebration and a reminder of the many women from around the world who are bearers of this light.
If you believe there is design in life, then it’s easy to see the role of light – touching, shaping, and illuminating it. And if life is nothing more than random chaos, there is design in this as well.
History is rich with women like Jean Rosenthal who saw the genius of light. For her, it was a powerful tool whose strength lay hidden until its subject was revealed. In today’s thought-provoking trading card, WomanScape hopes to inspire you beyond Jean’s realization. She knew that with light comes intelligence – an awareness or even an awakening.
Businesswoman Alina Wheeler coined this phrase recognizing its significance in marketing design and sales. Artists like Mary Corse, tomorrow’s woman making history, gave shape.
Mary’s artwork, ‘Untitled’, White Light Series, draws on the principles of physics and sheds light on our human existence. She shows us how fleeting our time on earth is and reminds us to shine before the light disappears. In truth, this reflection is the very art of our own mortality.