|L. S. Eldridge|
L. S. Eldridge
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Notes from the Deckle Edge
I was looking through the trash I collect on my desk and found this tidbid that I just have to share in case you didn't see it. It is from the comic strip "Cul de Sac" by Richard Thompson.
Alice: This is the highlight of my academic year - the project that most fully expresses my concerns.
Petey: Some cardboard with a puddle on it?
Alice: The process is the most important part of this piece. First, I poured glue and paint all over the cardboard. Then Buckethead Kevin accidentally sat down on it! I laughed so hard I almost threw up!
Petey: Art can be merely the by-product of a happy accident. (end)
LOL how true.
"Grant us the grace to realize our common humanity and to live peacefully with our profound differences." - Catherine Cookson, Director of Center for the Study of Religeous Freedom at Virginia Wesleyan College.
I have been out taking photos, inspiration for painting this winter. I went to Crystal Bridges, my muse for some time now. Getting closer to the opening, but I found it quite sad. The beehive of activity is mostly on the inside and it is, in comparison to earlier, quiet. The things I found interesting are covered up and hidden. The different crews are gone, and now it is just people eating lunch where once men scrambled to hold onto the huge concrete buckets. The architects vision has come to fruition, but in doing so, the energy is gone and the shell is in place. Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to the opening as much as the rest of the community, but...it's like trying to dance at a library.
It's too quiet.
"Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me leave to do my utmost." - Isak Dinesen
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