Last night was Earth hour, so today’s post is embracing trees – literally. Bronze sculptures sit on small green hills, each embracing a tree. Their eyes are closed in meditation. On their bodies are the names of artists, musicians and writers. The scene is so contemplative that you feel like sitting down and hugging a tree yourself. Continue reading “SELF-UNDERSTANDING – our soul grows on”
Swedish artist Georg Pauli said about this painting “A beauty that comes and disappears and returns again”. Indeed the figure appears elusive. Your eyes move over the painting and you discern shapes of legs and arms that seem to fade in and out of an abstract background. While you are focusing on her face, her legs disintegrate into unidentified shapes and colours. You never perceive the woman as a whole. Continue reading “SELF-UNDERSTANDING – body perception”
Dark, hasty brushstrokes drag you into the painting. Your eyes pass fragmented faces with empty eyes, like broken masks. In the distance you glimpse houses, askew and falling away while you move on. Continue reading “SELF-UNDERSTANDING – those who go”
The first thing you see in this painting are just blues and whites wildly slathered on the plate, mixing with each other, dripping down, incised and elevated. It looks wild, chaotic and confusing.
Two tiny figures are encircled by a landscape in motion. The waterfall behind them seems to fall right on top of them. The gigantic rock to the right looks about to topple over and squish them between it and the steep mountain cliffs on the left that are likewise sloping dangerously toward them. Continue reading “SELF-UNDERSTANDING – overwhelming”
Hands raised against an unseen barrier, the figure stands before you – you would expect her to look at you but, eerily, there is no face left to do so. As if blown away, the shoulders end in ragged nothingness. Continue reading “SELF-UNDERSTANDING – a shadow of myself”
Four monuments in an empty and dreary landscape, veiled in cloth, trapped in scaffolding – unfinished. Still under construction, they promise to be finished tomorrow, yet there is no light at the horizon and the title informs us that “Tomorrow is Never”. Continue reading “SELF-UNDERSTANDING – striving to be perfect”