We have all kinds of limitations as human beings. I mean we can’t see the whole electromagnetic spectrum; we can’t see the very small; we can’t see the very far. So we compensate for these shortcomings with technological scaffoldings. The microscope allows us to extend our vision into the micro-sphere.”
~ Jason Silva source
Mr. Silva is a media artist, futurist, philosopher, keynote speaker and TV personality. He continues the quote above saying, “The microscope allows us to extend our vision into the micro-sphere.” I would rather have him say, “This is why society appreciates the arts to make seen the invisible and put the pieces together that exist beyond our senses and comprehension.” For it is the artist that allows us to see the world differently, whether from a different perspective or a more holistic view. The artist helps us make sense of the world.
Daylight is too easy. What I want is difficult: the atmosphere of lamps or moonlight.”~ Edgar Degas (source)
A measure of light. Most of my work as an artist deals with light qualities and properties of light. Its influence on the subject matter or work depends on the media used, whether an illuminated screen, projected, or printed on a substrate. The quality of light, the white balance whether sunlight, tungsten, or flame figures in the piece. The effects that it produces such as the colors, values, and tones affect the eventual meaning of the work. All of lights properties are considered even those that are outside of the spectrum that the human eye can observe. I can measure it and use it to obscure, illuminate, cast in shadow. I use it as metaphor or fact.
Currently I am studying how light is referred to and is use in the talking about the spiritual realm. I hope that study and its conclusions will eventually present itself in my work as well.
Tapestries are made by many artisans working together. The contributions of separate workers cannot be discerned in the completed work, and the loose and false threads have been covered over. So it is in our picture of particle physics.”
~ Sheldon L. Glashow
Quaker tradition of community… A picture of particle physics. You often hear that what separates of Quakers from the other religious belief, this that Quakers believe that there is that of God within everyone that Quakers recognize. What I have come to understand is that particle of God that is within is a bit of the same God particle that binds us all together.
The gathered meeting that is sought by members of the Religious Society of Friends is when all those bits and pieces come together and unite in a perfect tapestry during the meeting.
The Quaker like the artist sees that special connection that we all have to the Higher Power and are able to access.
Yes, you will see the grains in my work and those grains represent the life of Gaea coming together and stitching the tapestry of life together.
Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. ~ Harper Lee (source)
A wonderful day on Lake Superior with, our friends, Bill and Tom. Beautiful day nice to be here over looking the lake and enjoying their company. Classes started this week; the summer will surely fly by.