In me, by myself, without human relationship, there are no visible lies. The limited circle is pure.
– Franz Kafka
Toned gelatin silver print.
Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.
– Pablo Picasso
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.
― Martha: The Life and Work of Martha Graham
I used to believe that I would always prefer to read from the printed page. Under ideal conditions, I still do. But two events changed my habits: I was eventually forced to acquire reading glasses. Then the iPad came out. Now, I zoom and pinch the text.
My personal life has been on something of a downward spiral lately, negatively affecting both my health and finances. Things finally came to a head when my primary computer broke down. Unfortunately, I have no means of getting it repaired within the short term. Photography and blogging will have to take a back seat while I figure things out, or not. Presently, I’m at a loss.
When I think about human history and civilization, it always appears to be like a string: one extreme is old time and tradition; current and contemporary is the other. Interestingly, when we turn and join the two extremes together, it forms a perfect circle and creates a new language of art.
– Ah Xian
Leia Organa: Thou truly art in jest. Art thou not small
Of stature, if thou art a stormtrooper?
― Ian Doescher, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
If Shakespeare were alive today, he’d definitely be at Comic-Con.
― Kenneth Branagh