Grasping Light, Again
In Zen Buddhism, there is the yin and the yang, the good and the bad, the light and the dark. Without one, there can not be the other. Without sweet, there is no sour. I see that in this amazing piece, "Grasping Light , Again" my eyes travel and stay focused on the top chakras of the man in this piece. This id, is ego and his super ego are all intertwined and meshed into this perfect and beautiful union of one light. His back is towards the audience so there must be, in my mind, some type of sheltering or false mask of innocence due to his nudity. Yet again, his limbs mimic the branches of the trees in front of him, open and honest yet barren. Perhaps there isn't anything for him to hide. He is vunerable in his posture with his back towards us (the audience) but he's hoping for something more, he's grasping for what is available to him. His eyes, in my view are nor open nor closed meaning that he is, as I am, either afraid to see the light of what what's ahead of him or is is comfortable in looking back to what has passed. The mixture of urban high risen buildings and branches that reach up, to and through him relate to me. They conjure thoughts of seasons... They evoke thoughts of of urbanity vs a desolate wood. My eyes travel back to the center of his body, of his being, of his soul, which is slightly left of center...which is 3/4 up from the bottom which is, where I feel home. Art mimics life and vice a versa. This art in a lot of ways is my life...and vice a versa. Thanks Truman. xoxo
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Sublimation is taking an experience, impulse, or desire from the inside and expressing it externally. This process is not complete until it is seen or heard. Here, I desire the pulse that allows art to fully exist. The conversation.