The Prison of the Flesh
Heroes and Graces `All limitations, external or internal, are prison-walls, and life is a limitation.' , Oscar Wilde. Gaol a very old word, from which the current word jail derives, defines our soul's imprisonment in it's physical form, the body. A form, which we did not chose, but which was forced on all of us, soul has no limitations, is without boundaries, an energy, which is forced to manifest itself every so often. Metempsychosis, as the ancient Greek Orphic religion cal
Painting is alive, but not well.
Painting is an archaic medium, often declared dead over the past 100 years, but still alive. It is alive, but not well. The time of real original painters seems to have passed, with a few exceptions. Real original paintings, may they be concerned with the visual or rather the emotional or spiritual world, move us beyond the pure recognition of their theme; they rather transcend someones visual, emotional or spiritual experience into something tangible which the observer can
In the beginning there was a drawing
Drawing, as much as it seems to be an action executed by hand/eye coordination and the hand’s trained ability to make delicate movements with a pen or brush, is, as Michelangelo Buonarroti pointed out some 450 years ago, really an activity, which takes place in the brain. Nothing shows this more clearly than if one switches materials, or uses no materials at all like in the case of electronic drawings, where all the drawing is done through binary coding, arranging pixels on a