Saturday, July 20, 2013

Ideas





.........and how they arrive





      Waking up one morning and in that time of suspended animation before reality comes into sharp focus, I had an idea. A complete idea that was somewhat complicated. I had to buy a red ribbon and  take photos of it falling to the ground, then do paintings of  the results.


Sleep I


Sleep II

                                It wasn't until after I finished two versions that I realized it was simply about sleep.

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              I always enjoy painting things that cannot be seen.  Like painting light streaking by on the highway.


Light

or out a train window
or a subway
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                                                            I have a bad leg and often trip and fall at the beach.


Falling

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No matter how distant, unclear or in what language , physiologically hearing is attuned to the human voice. I wonder if something similar  exists for vision.



Modern Moroccans


Heisenberg







9 comments:

  1. Robert, I like the way in which seeing your paintings in this post has again gotten me to contemplate the mysterious way in which ideas arrive. It's good that you were somehow able to catch hold of that floating dream.

    Best wishes.

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    1. Thanks Frances, Sometimes it's good to not know what I'm doing

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  2. If I did not know the ribbons were falling, I might think they were lifting off, like UFOs.
    Really enjoyed the variety of images.

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    1. After I finished ,it just looked like sleep suspended reality

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  3. I like all your ideas and the outcome.

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    1. thanks Paz...haven't seen you for awhile

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  4. Fascinating to see these paintings within the context of your ideas and thoughts. It brings an entirely different reference point to them.

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  5. the paintings are just presentations of abstract ideas........or maybe the results of a lack of language skills,,,,,,i don't know but thanks for the comment, I look forward to seeing the book

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