Monday, April 09, 2007

Visual World

Duane Keiser, the artist behind the ice cream painting video I featured earlier today, offers some interesting philosophical thinking on his photography blog. He observes a growing interest in a movement called "A Painting A Day" -- and he speculates on the underlying attraction to the idea of making a painting a day.

Keiser's thinking is insightful. In this day and age, are people reacting to having become spectators in their own lives? Are they seeking to become participants again?

He suggests:
On the one hand [a quiet moment alone with ourselves and to savor something that we find to be interesting or beautiful] is a brief respite from the electric hum of modern life but on the other it is the opposite -- a way to face and thus reenter our visual world.
Click here for the full blog posting.

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