Friday, November 28, 2008

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I am practically speechless, I have too much to say. Where to start? Where to finish? "There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life." That is what Fellini said.

The "Old Chinese Curse" (supposedly, NOT!) May you live in interesting times seems applicable here too. Things certainly are interesting - fascinating, even. I am digesting so much information these days that I am in overload mode. There is a lot of really serious shite coming down the pike. Another of my favourite quotes (from NASA) is; Don't let your pre-occupation with reality stifle your imagination. Yeah! I could lay out all kinds of wild scenarios...

My mind has been turning back to art. It is a nice refuge from the madness. That is why we do it. The painting above is entitled Half Life. You can draw your own meanings and context from it.

The one below is entitled The Cleaning of Democracy - Lima 2001. It was inspired by student protests against Fujimori - in which they symbolically washed Peruvian flags outside the government buildings - to be rid of the corruption that was tainting the country. Those could be Canadian flags washed of the Maple Leaf. Today, we have the Opposition building a coalition to bring down the Conservatives, and cleansing our own Parliament of their stench. I am most excited about this.

We are on shifting ground, and I see no stability in sight.


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Anonymous said...

There's your stability for you... a spammer.

When they're gone, know we're all gonners.

blueskies said...

i like that first image!
what medium did you use?

solipsist said...

blueskies - Thanks! Plaster on canvas, on panel. Acrylic, watercolour and charcoal for the image. I just go plaster straight on panel now, sometimes just panel. I like the tooth of plaster though, and enjoy the texturing possibilities.

I'm just starting on the burning Taj Hotel. Less blogging, more painting.

Anonymous said...

It's Fujimori.

Great blog! :)

solipsist said...

It's Fujimori.

You are correct. Thanks for correcting me.

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