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Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for.”
~ Alice Walker (source)
Alice Walker believed art can change your life too. While creating my images, I find serenity. It is akin feeling God’s embrace.
Today I am sitting with the door open and listening to the waves softly splashing against the rocks. The sky grey and the fog hangs heavy in the air. The only other sound is a single chickadee calling for a mate. Wonderfully peaceful. Breathe deep and be thankful for life.
Trust that little voice in your head that says “Wouldn’t it be interesting if..”; And then do it.”
~ Duane Michals (source)
Learning is really just about not letting that little voice inside you getting the upper-hand because believing you can’t is a self-fulling prophecy.
Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man’s nature.”
~ Ayn Rand (source)
A great quote for these images that I place here—tied to reality, then built with an algorithm that places each in time divided by space. A photograph at its essence is a vehicle to catch a memory, a mood, or moment. These images found in my blog use the photograph as the under-painting and then I apply technique that searches for the essence of feeling and mood that speaks through a visual vocabulary that is held there. It pushes the image to move beyond the seen to the unseen.
Today is a birthday of sorts for me and my blog. My one year birthday of capturing images and developing a process that ties place, heart, and soul together. A prayer of sorts, moments of solace, and reflection focused by Lake Harriet and her shores with images taken on my travels… As shadows passing over the landscape… These images attest to my finite existence.
Thank you to those that following Art Changes Lives (Dot) Com and check infrom time to time.
Good design is a great combination of common sense, unusual imagination, clarity of purpose-with a prerequisite knowledge of structure, values, color, aesthetic insight and a deep reverence for the love of life.”
~ Millard Sheets (source)
I read once that our sight evolved to look down at path we follow and level with the horizon to search for prey but I found looking up yields the most spectacular designs. Even if you stumble over a few stones now and again it is worth the look-see.