Thursday, May 26, 2011

"... the difference between things..."

"I don't paint things; I only paint the difference between things." --Henri Matisse

The "difference between" got me thinking about two kinds of worlds:

--the horizon. We can see it, we can change its appearance as we walk towards it or away from it, but it always seems to be a defining line, the curve we are heading for... we didn't create it. But it is something we can claim to "see" and paint as the defining line "between" earth and sky...

--the (artistic) borders we create, that make one surface seems different than another, "between things"

A mirror, complete with a beaten metal and tiled border, in Taos, above and:

a sketch of borders and horizons and a small explosion...

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