Tuesday, August 14, 2007

waves


Quite a heady piece... This painting, to me, is like holy water. It's infused with energy. You look at it and you are recharged. Let it really flow through you. It's more powerful than a mandala. This to me is up there with depictions of deities, which often fall short because they by necessity give God (or "a god") one specific look. I like the abstraction and the powerful energy of the waves. One of my favorite artists, Bridget Riley, British, 60s. What a challenge: to have your work be simple, strong, and infused with life force. I'm inspired & grateful.

8 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer said...

Maria, Thank you for the three singing toads which led me here. I heard Todd's voice today and thought of you. I can see you are ever you, undiminished and beloved. Much love, Jen of Arabia

August 14, 2007 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger mimi said...

Jen! Please tell me you are Jen Pollei? Oh the love!!!

August 14, 2007 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger mimi said...

Ooooh I am so happy to have your comment here!!!!!!!!! I discovered Bridget Riley at the HBLL, in the North wing of the 5th floor, in the NDs : ) : ) Oh how much I love you!

August 14, 2007 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

um-hello, of course it's me. I thought I was the only one not working on the 5th floor. Can you feel my energy zipping acorss the dirt, the lakes, the leaves to where you are? It is blue skies today in the west. Nothing but. I work for International Cinema now. Tell me what we should show. Love, Jen

August 15, 2007 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger wild murdocks said...

rhythmically hypnotic--love it.

August 15, 2007 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger mimi said...

Oh Jen! Thank the zephyrs who blew into your wings to find me! I need your email pleeeease? j..rp...atbyu.edu? Ah you work for IC... Whatever you do, don't show Metropolis again. I miss the West! I miss space! Clean air! Bless my blessed Utah for me!

August 15, 2007 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger vfg said...

Thank you for this.

I needed it today

but wouldn't have benefited without your loving interpretation.

August 22, 2007 at 1:41 AM  
Blogger ingrid m. said...

so, I tried to stare at it for a minute, then looked at the wall... and I didn't see anything but sand grains... in fact millions of them...
hmm...je ne sais pas comment interpr├ęter cela....

August 22, 2007 at 8:16 PM  

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