Thursday, March 21, 2013

House Sketch and a Mountain of Disjunction

Just a sketch.  No need to worry.

I am reading another book by Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind.  "What we call a mountain is...a collaboration of the physical forms of the world with the imagination of humans--a mountain of the mind... Mountains--like deserts, polar tundra, deep oceans, jungles and all the other wild landscapes that we have romanticized into being--are simply there, and there they remain, their physical structures rearranged gradually over time by the forces of geology and weather, but continuing to exist over and beyond human perception;  they have been imagined into existence down the centuries... A disjunction between the imagined and the real is a characteristic of all human activities."

True painting is about that disjunction between the imagined and the real.


Donna T said...

Hi Bob! Reading your blog always gives me so much to think about and I like following your creative journey. Plus, I like learning new words like "housier."

Bob Lafond said...

Donna, Thanks. It's an up and down journey. You are the second person to use that word this week. Journey, not housier.