Friday, October 24, 2008


"Retreat," mixed media collage, 4" x 5"

The act or process of withdrawing, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant.

The process of going backward or receding from a position or condition gained.

A place affording peace, quiet, privacy, or security.

A period of seclusion, retirement, or solitude.

A period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, or study:
a religious retreat.

Middle English retret, from Old French retrait, retret, from past participle of retraire, retrere, "to draw back," from Latin retrahere. (from the Free Online Dictionary)


  1. Is the bird crying?

    (word verification: dangr! as in retreat!)

  2. I think the bird is sad that it had to retreat. I don't interpret this image as the bird enjoying "a retreat."