. As I created these two artworks, they stared back at me with animal-like stares. Lots of human faces have stared back at me from my paintings and drawings, but I don’t know what these are. Animal 1 Animal 2 Perhaps if I removed the blue dots, I’d be safe ~ or would they simply have their eyes closed? An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
……..~ Martin Buber
Being asked what animal you’d like to be is a trick question; you’re already an animal.
A camera gives you new eyes. An ordinary scene becomes extraordinary, full of nuances your old eyes, clouded by banality, might pass right over. Leaf on the table Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
……..~ Cecil Beaton #camera #clouded #CWWOL20110912 #passedover #eyes #leaf #neweyes #banality #table