Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Just added new paintings to Daily Paintworks today. Check out the new 'crop.'
One of the works is of the Arrowleaf Balsamroot, which looks very much like a daisy, and which can only be found in the Okanagan. Here are some photos of it this spring on the hillsides overlooking Lake Okanagan. It was a great day for a hike, and seeing all these blooms made it quite a wonderful time.
Sunday, 1 June 2014
Thinking about Space,
The necessary element that makes the ‘other’ visible.
Mathematics, by The Golden Library of Knowledge, published 1958, begins with the sentence, “Mathematics is the science in which we think carefully about numbers and space.” In another that I cannot find right now, “Mathematics is about one and zero.” I love it! As far as I can remember, no math teacher every pointed out to me that it requires a zero to define the one, a space to create separate and distinct units. In Music, space divides sound into separate notes which can be used to create rhythm and pattern. For dancers space is the expanse which allows movement. It may seem obvious that Visual Art needs space as well, but I find often in pursuit of creating the subject, I can forget about the important element of space.