Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Abstract Painting

My favorite abstract painter is Kandinsky, who was the most successful at using foreground, middleground, and background (perspective) in his abstract works. I don't see many today who can do that. Another test is whether the work seems to have a proper right-side-up, and why. So far as I know the night sky is the only image which can be immediately interpreted as being all background without the need of foreground or middle ground as relational perspective. Why is that?

Monday, March 28, 2016


Poetry sets us free not by helping us throw off the burdens we carry but by giving us strength to carry them. Unfortunately, most people don't know the difference between burdens and fetters.  (And poetry can break fetters.)

Saturday, March 12, 2016