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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Beginnings can take many forms... for instance, in the rendering, "First the Sand...", what difference would have been achieved if the figure was omitted, and there remained on the beach only the forms of the sandcastle? there would still have been the human element, the conscious act of creation, in a universe showing possibilities - but there would have been the indifference of what kind of being did the work, the sex, the age, and yes, even the race would have been omitted - and the theme/titling would have reflected a time element, one of a passing, as it were, of the sand objects having been abandoned...... what, too, would have been a difference if, say, the scene had been elevated, seen from a height far above the eye level... what if the time of day had changed, and a long shadowing had been rendered... what if the sky was not clear, but full of clouds.... what if the vegetation were not so full, but sparce, or even barren..... each presents a beginning, as such - yet each presents a DIFFERENT beginning, and signifies a different presentation of the possiblilties and their chances of success..... as a spiritual visualizer, these are mindfulnesses which need to be taken into account, because each presents a metaphysical importance distinct from the others..... no, this is not to suggest the best is the lushness, and that barren is to be neglected as being of no real importance - but it is to suggest that context is needed and mindfulness is to be aware of the contexts involved, if the really import of what the artist considers to be of importance is thus rendered..... else there is an ambiguity there which lessens what may have been intended...


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