“Art is not about the expression of talent or the making of pretty things. It is about the preservation and containment of the soul. It is about arresting life and making it available for contemplation.”
– Thomas Moore.
For me, art-making is a truly spiritual experience. I am transported to another world, of fluid oil paint, turps fumes, and the physicality of moving a brush across a blank canvas, transforming it into a vision of another place. I am a finite creator; creating with what has already been created. Whilst I cannot envision anything essentially new, I can at least have a new way of seeing old things.
Can anyone remember the name of the photographer who does portraits of interesting people and enlarges the images into massive segmented posters which he pastes to the sides of houses till the whole village is a massive gallery? He also pastes them to steps on stairs, and other big buildings… / Anyone know?
Just letting you all know I’m off to the UK (Bath) for a couple of years on a working holiday. I’ll still be on here, there will just be a lot more images of Europe! / Be yourself, / Nita. xxxx
An acquaintance recently commented on my work from another forum and it reminded me how our work can touch and move others deeply, when we perhaps underestimate its power. / Hi Anita, / I just wanted to tell you that you have such a gift for what you do! Your photos and paintings are so moving. I get goosebumps looking at them and have to fight back the tears. I sent my friend, Lindsay, to look …
FOOD FOR THOUGHT / In 1999, Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, gave a speech entitled, “The Perils of Indifference.” Here is an exerpt: / We are on the threshold of a new century, a new millennium. What will the legacy of this vanishing century be? How will it be remembered in the new millennium? Surely it will be judged, and judged severely, in both moral and metaphysical te…