member of:Observers of the Interdependence of Domestic Objects and Their Influence on Everyday Life


This group has been active for a long time and has already made some remarkable assertions which render life simpler from the practical point of view. For example, I move a pot of green color five centimeters to the right, I push in the thumbtack beside the comb and if Mr. A (another adherent like me) at this moment puts his volume about bee-keeping beside a pattern for cutting out vests, I am sure to meet on the sidewalk of the avenida Madero a woman who intrigues me and whose origin and address I never could have known...
--Remedios Varo


(Artwork by Remedios Varo)
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
--Franz Kafka

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Thinking




The boy is studying painting. He has a book that tells him “how to” and a table with toy soldiers which serve as his models, and he practices in a strictly geometrical garden (loosely based on the one at Versailles). Suddenly, a fairy-tale book which he had previously discarded begins to create something of its own: sleeping beauty wakes herself up and begins to pull herself out of the pages. Surprised and excited, he jumps up, knocking his rule-book and paintbrush to the ground and tipping over the red paint bucket, and the splashes from it begin to form birds which fly away.
Imagination always works better than logic :))

This drawing was created as a companion for the lovely Vesna’s poem of the same name:

Thinking

God
isn’t he just a kid
who found a box of paint
as he was running through Space?

He painted himself some friends to play
and then some toys and playgrounds.

He makes mistakes.
He makes masterpieces.

He spills the paint;
the red especially
makes the big mess.

And sometimes
he erases things and shakes the World
and makes us all afraid.

2 comments:

  1. Who needs a book with rules?:)) your art is blossoming my beautiful zoe, I am thrilled to be part of it.
    Your interpretation of my poem is briliant.
    Thank you so much!

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  2. This is wonderful, imaginative drawing. I like that stripey boy with his leg 'en attitude' and the birds flying from the spilled paint. Beautifully done Zoe!

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