“Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.” — Alfred North Whitehead “There is in all things a pattern that is part of our universe. It has symmetry, elegance, and grace – these qualities you find always in that the true artist captures. You can … More Comfort in Patterns
“Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.” — Linus Pauling Curious cows become serious art critics as they gather round artist sketching during 2010 Lyme Art Association Tiffany Farms benefit paint-out. * * * Curious critics — Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2018
“You have right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too.” — Anaïs Nin Frank Stella: Experiment and Change exhibition at NSU Art Museum, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, offers insight into the artist’s experimentation from minimalism (e.g. the geometry of simple black paintings) to maximalism (e.g. the spatially complex sculptures … More Experiment
the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso * * * Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2010, with thanks to Culinary Artist Nicky O.
“Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.” — Alan Watts * * * Photos of painting by artist OBE in Zanzibar market, zebras on Serengeti, by Mary O’Connor © 2010
Sunrise is my favorite time of day. It is, in truth, a fleeting time of day, a time when hope is dressed in the softer colors of an artist’s palette…roses, shades of lavender, powder blues, hues of gold on the verge of spilling radiance from behind the clouds. It represents light overtaking darkness. The “Sunrise … More Sunrise Conquers the Darkness