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.