A Saturday Afternoon in Cymru
the lambs are growing up so quickly.
they try out their little legs in the spring sunshine.
The ocean has been extremely blue from the reflection of the sky.
The mountains turn purple; it is really unbelievably beautiful
i had woken up this morning wondering how i wanted to spend my beautiful sunny day off and had considered a short day trip up to liverpool for some good artistic indulgence, something which i have been craving of late.
i decided not to pay fifteen pounds to get up to liverpool, and opted for the three pounds to conwy. good choice for a post graduate student who has been in university for five years going on eight.
yes, three pounds it was for a getaway today.
wondering down cobblestone roads, i found this afore-mentioned gallery and was pleased to find the art and the artist quite interesting. i stood there, examining the lines and colours, or perhaps i should say lack of colour, many of his works were white and black: but black and white are also colours.
who decided that they weren't?
i just stood there, like you are suppose to when examining art.
i really enjoy just observing the art, trying to figure our if there is any meaning behind it, what the artist was trying to convey, and what inspired or influenced him to work on a square patch of canvas that eventually gets mounted on the wall.
what does he want the observer to see?
i picked up a brochure of the artist, laying there neatly on the table at the entrance, and began to read what his art was all about.
Process Play Paradox
Flow Chaos Contemplation
Wave Particle Space Time
he was inspired by a variety of different things from a variety of different times in history and a variety of different philosophies.
Heraclitus' meditation of nature's processes.
Ian Stewart, mathematician.
Martin Heideger and his concept of 'Gelassenheit' (releasment).
John Cage's philosophy of letting sounds be.
Piano etudes by Gyorgy Ligeti.
you see, art is a complex medium. there are many things which influence it, and many things it influences. that is why i love it so much. music can influence visual art and visual art can influence music. math can influence both equally as well.
art reflects those many things that so many people never take the time to think about.
it stops people, as it should, and tries to tell them something.
peter holloway did that for me today, and i quite enjoyed myself.
dw'in liccio cymru.