Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings.” ~ George Tooker (source)
If you let it … Everything gets in the way of creating art. I was on such a good roll then I began to let so many things get in the way. It hasn’t been that I haven’t been productive. Just not prioritizing creating art.
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” ~ William Blake (source)
Stepping through the remnants of the past, thinking of those that inhabited these buildings… The dreams and hopes not apparent and long gone. Underscoring we only have today and we ought to make the best of it.
A family’s photograph album is generally about the extended family—and, often, is all that remains of it.” ~ Susan Sontag (source)
A passing shadow on the sidewalk, a stone, a molecule, and some carbon… Is that all that is left behind? Is it ego that wants to leave more? I guess, perhaps. Is art a way to satisfy the ego, to leave our mark in time, or our stamp upon the Earth? It is a record of culture, place, intellect, and emotion. Looking back at these buildings from a time gone by lets you wonder at the celebrations that took place within. Here the past and present collide. In these buildings, we are left wondering and to walk the steps of others that have no names.