Monday, 25 April 2011

art is...

'Art is the only way to run away without leaving home' -  Twyla Tharp

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Dave Webster's Exhibition and workshop in Liverpool One

I "I want to contextualize how we as human beings compare with animals and how our behaviour is different. We have a lot of crime, violence and warfare, where animals mainly kill to eat, and don’t react the way we do. We seem to keep doing this over the centuries – millions of people have been killed, and I’d really like my work to help people to question why.

I don’t believe that the media can truly convey this. We live in the fast lane in our society and people don’t really have time to think about what’s going on. The news is created very quickly, it’s transient, here today - gone tomorrow, and onto the next catastrophe. Although it’s in the news at the moment, I don’t believe that people are truly aware of climate change and how it will affect our future, and future generations.

We need to be aware of the destructive nature of some human beings. That our DNA is the same – whether your black, white or yellow - we all come from the same chemicals and materials. By spelling out the consequences of our actions in a graphic form, this in the long term would stimulate people to ask questions about the environment.
What I would really like to see, is people become interested in using their hands again. Perhaps having workshops where people could create their own work and see art as part of their life. Art can be used politically or in many forms, but in our modern age we are losing the ability to make things ourselves – it all tends to be computer driven, pressing buttons, rather than taking lumps of clay and modelling figures or creating paintings. In our troublesome youth culture, it would help if they could express themselves through art as a normal part of their every day life"

The Real Meaning of Life - Dave Webster's exhibition and workshop 16 April – 22 May 2011, is part of Liverpool City Council’s Shops Upfront initiative, providing free family friendly art in high street locations.
Artist Dave Webster invites you to meet Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace on an evolutionary journey through time.


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

I am extremely rusty and I regret putting it off ....

 I'm sure everyone else has their limits, I am no exception. There is only so much I can stuff into my head every day, if I want to remember those things later. 

The last thing I want to do is learn a lot of things, move on, and realize when it's too late that I don't remember anything I learned

 I can't get away with studying over two hours in one sitting. At that point I start slowly losing the stuff from the beginning of my studies. I am also a big fan of taking breaks. Honestly even a half an hour can significantly improve my memorization and ability to understand what I’m reading without overwhelming myself.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

I believe in miracles

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, 14 April 2011

meeting at mello-mello

It was the first time I ever played Scrabble. Almost unbelievably, I went through my life without playing Scrabble until today.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

I went to the woods....

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion."

Sunday, 10 April 2011

The witchcraft of dreaming

Alchemy of dreaming. In the mysterious crucible, the dead appear called forth, by the power of some unknown art, to an illusory life on the border of truth. Because after all they are true: they talk, move, touch us, and we touch them.

The witchcraft of dreaming.

Anna Kamienska, from The Notebook: 1965-1972

There are metaphors more real than the people.........

There are metaphors more real than the people who walk in the street. There are images tucked away in books that live more vividly than many men and women. There are phrases from literary works that have a positively human personality. There are passages from my own writing that chill me with fright, so distinctly do I feel them as people, so sharply outlined do they appear against the walls of my room, at night, in shadows….. I’ve written sentences whose sound, read out loud or silently (impossible to hide their sound), can only be of something that acquired absolute exteriority and a full-fledged soul.

The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa

FrenchRiviera - The Côte d'Azur

FrenchRiviera - The Côte d'Azur