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What the eye sees
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One of my most favourite artists - Rubens - understood optics and illusions. It was a Renaissance and enlightenment obsession. Many artists, Vemeer for instance, Seurat for another were obsessed how light and perspective shape an image for the eye. Heady science really. A well known story too. Recently I was thinking how out of an overload of information our mind and eyes order the world. In landscape many artists select out all the chaos. Nature seems neat and tidy. But I’m playing with the idea - what if we include in as much information as we can. Maximalism. Are...
The tree of life
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This is the Tree of Life painted in 2019. It's a symbolic emblem of the ancient theory of everything. Heaven and earth, knowledge, and myth. It's ancient and wise. I think wherever you are and whoever you are the meaning is immediate. There is wisdom and ancient connections in this symbol. Its popular even today. Wikipedia The tree of life is a fundamental widespread mytheme or archetype in many of the world's mythologies, religious and philosophical traditions. It is closely related to the concept of the sacred tree. The tree of knowledge, connecting to heaven and the underworld, and...