TEXT & TONIC - J K L June 02 2020, 0 Comments
In this blog I'll focus on letters J, K and L, and introduce you to a puzzle, a key, and a mystery.
Joy has no cost. Marianne Williamson
The jigsaw puzzle was created by a map engraver as a wooden instructional tool in 1700s England. When the puzzles were mass produced on cardboard in the USA, they became a cheap and fun pastime. There are puzzles now of Renaissance paintings and Abstract Expressionist art.
In step with today’s search for self and spirituality, Marianne Williamson offers a way to help people in their quests. Sometimes referred to as the priestess of the New Age, Marianne offers suggestions to the millions who seek her guidance.
Kiss me, and you will see how important I am. Sylvia Plath
The Greek key pattern does not belong to the Greeks alone. It's been found in Egyptian tombs, ancient Chinese buildings and sculptures, and Mayan carvings. A beautiful pattern, decorative, simple, and enduring.
Sylvia Plath (1932–1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Talented, beautiful, tragic. Her brave honesty left us too soon. She left us with an understanding of the complexity of the soul.
There's more to life than being a passenger. Amelia Earhart
The enduring flexible lattice pattern shows up in architecture, in music tuning, and in pastry. And if we look up in the sky, we just might understand that the application of the lattice pattern design will fly us into the future.
Aviator Amelia Earhart set many flying records and tirelessly promoted the advancement of women in aviation. In 1937, during a flight to circumnavigate the globe, she vanished. Investigations into her mysterious disappearance continue today. Her legacy lives on.
When you're not involved with mysteries or puzzles, take a look at my colourful Text & Tonic design collection for your home decor. I think you'll find something you'll like.
I hope you found this blog interesting. Some puzzles will never be solved.
Hasta luego amigos.
MIRROR MIRROR Off the Wall September 27 2018, 0 Comments
“The desire to see one’s own reflection – more conveniently than kneeling at the waters’ edge on a sunny day – appears universal." The art and neuroscience of mirrors
Mirror reflection is exciting, delightful, and it instantly unleashes our desire to play. Mirrors are so common in every day life that their captivating and enchanting expressive qualities are sometimes paradoxically unseen. They take us away from the every day, the known, the ordinary, the expected, and in the hands of artists, into an topsy-turvy, distorted, other world. Creativity is unleashed. Wonders abound.
Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoorn Chicago
Leandro Elrich installation London
Catoptrophobia is the fear or mirrors. Some people are afraid of their own reflection, others of reflected words, and still others of the mirror's potential link with the supernatural. I don't think that Ryan Everson is one of those people. Or maybe he meets his fear boldly.
How often do you get the opportunity to become a reflection of a Duchamp masterpiece? But the following article, by artist Lawrence Lek, asks if using mirrors is "cheating"?
In an EPPH article, Art's Masterpieces Explained, we see how important mirrors are in the world of art. Symbolism of mirrors in literature is a whole other avenue we go down. Go ask Alice and Sylvia Plath.
Want to know how to create a mirror? It's easy. Reflect on it.
Hasta luego amigos,