Friday, 25 February 2011

Quote of the day

Timeless Wisdom: "Take only what you need and leave the rest".

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Meet 2011 TED Prize Winner: JR

Can sculpture effect this amount of change in the world?

"On Happiness" by Peter Ragnar

"On Happiness"
by Peter Ragnar

So much has already been written about happiness or the lack of it. I scarcely think I can add anything to the topic, except to be found living in it. Perhaps it's true that happiness doesn't favor the shy, but the challenge of happiness, genuine happiness, is that it can't be forced upon another. It appears to be an after effect of a certain or peculiar way of being.

"Those who have discovered themselves, tend less to impose their issues and agendas on others."

They seem to have entered into a certain flow with life. Even their speech belies a warmth and tenderness of one who has come to grips with things. There may be times of sadness or tribulation, yet the underlying theme of life is found in a tranquil understanding that all things simply are as they are. A prescription for happiness?

"The happy person is less likely to be upset because the garbage wasn't taken out, the car has a flat tire, or one's mate happens to be having an off day."
Happiness is more forgiving and forgetting, more in the moment, more about letting go than holding on. Happiness is the fragrance of love, to love and be loved. That, at least for me, is happiness.
"The musings that follow are only that. Correct or in error, they're only the tune I've been humming at this juncture in life."
Am I happy? I don't really know. Perhaps a greater happiness might prove this a time of sadness. So? I'll dance and rejoice that I really don't know much of anything. And for that, at least, I'm happy.

That's the view from the mountain as I see it today!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Push the envelope of creativity and language


the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts.

Creativity refers to the phenomenon whereby a person creates something new (a product, a solution, a work of art etc.) that has some kind of value. What counts as "new" may be in reference to the individual creator, or to the society or domain within which the novelty occurs. What counts as "valuable" is similarly defined in a variety of ways.

What do I desire to create today?

What can I create today that has value for me and for our society?

Latest exhibitons at art school

3rd year Painting

4th Year Sculpture

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Quote of the Day

''Hang around eagles if you want to stop flying like a turkey.''

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Quote of the Day

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.

-Kurt Cobain

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Ken Cro-Ken

When one thinks of earthwork art, the first thing that comes to mind would be: soil, rocks, branches or other tangible earth materials but the greater part of my attention is with the invisible / unseen forces that shape and mold all things. My paintings are made in above and below freezing, high and low altitude and I must become more sensitive to things outside myself. I take my rightful place and follow nature's lead; and learn to strike a balance between my inner and outer self. Things are revealed to me through paint experiments that cannot be discovered by any other means. This is a real and unique relationship. And, though realism and abstraction have a place with this art but greater focus is placed on creating a direct relationship with the actual and the strength this triad offers. In other words, this is a physical investigation of this planet using paint as my translator and mediator with our world. The result is that I learn about paint and our planet simultaneously.

After ten years of painting in many styles I felt a need to question everything, right down to the materials I was using. It was my third year of college in 1980 when I stumbled on the palette that I continue to develop today; SPEED ELEMENTS. I set my Speed Element paints into motion to mimic the push-pull forces and create satellite and microscopic views of the earth and places scattered throughout the universe. These paintings are abstracts waiting to be called realistic, when technology “catches up”. Just as important as showing how space looks but also how it moves.