Thank you Site Brooklyn New York and Juror Peter Frank for inclusion in the Painting exhibition.
I am the sky. Everything else is the weather
Fiberglass, varnish and pigment
Beauty is a visual scene that inspires a sense of wonder. This describes nature, people and things that are visually appealing. I remember sitting on a Boulder in the sunshine next to a river peering into the water to watch the flow of water and then I take my fingers and gently caress tracing my fingers across the top of the water just breaking the surface and I take notice to feel the coolness of the water.
Humans have an Innate sense of aesthetics that typically includes the concept of Beauty. As in the example for our appreciation of nature.
Perceptions of beauty are also influenced by culture such as traditions, media, advertising, fashion, music, art, film, and shared experiences. Subcultures can embrace their own precepts of beauty that aren’t shared by traditional cultures.
Humans have the capacity to think independently and have their own unique feelings and ideas about beauty.
As with all things, beauty is impermanent. As such, beauty can occur at a point in time and quickly fade away. For example, the blooming of cherry trees in the Spring where these delicate blossoms are easily swept away in the wind.
Beauty that is overly perfect can be negatively perceived as characterless or artificial. Attractive imperfections make things more beautiful by giving them character or uniqueness making them seemingly more interesting.
Beauty is much simulated and benefits from authenticity. For example, accepting the aging process and finding beauty in it. Likewise, the ability to be yourself in a world that is often superficial can be beautiful.
Beauty stands out and is often based on some sense of originality and style.
Balance is the sense that both sides of something are equal. It is incorrect to think that beauty is based on symmetry when it is actually based on balance. Balance can be achieved with asymmetry and this tends to be more visually commanding.
Humans find color to be visually stimulating such that it is an essential element of beauty. For this reason, a black and white photograph may be stylish but doesn’t convey the beauty of the world as well as a color photo or colorful painting.
In a photograph, beauty is entirely visual. In reality, it is a result of the total presence of the entity. For example, the personal presence of a person can make them more beautiful.
Beauty is primarily used to describe visual aesthetics. However it can be used in an analogous way to describe emotions, character traits, experiences and non-visual expression such as music.
As beauty is an awe-inspiring emotion it often involves some element of mystery. This is particularly true of creative works such as painting, photography, and film where it is possible to make things mysterious. Nature and people can also inspire a sense of mysterious beauty.
Beauty can be a result of creative expression such as fashion, performance art, art, landscaping and any other type of visual or non- visual creativity.
Elegance is a beautiful refinement and sophistication. This isn’t a requirement for beauty as beauty can be fully uncultivated. However, elegance can be considered a type of beauty.
Cuteness is a visually appealing scene that inspires a desire to protect. For example, a cute animal that you feel like hugging. Beauty is more fearsome than cuteness and is more likely to trigger humility than protective instincts. Beauty stems from strengths where cuteness stems from vulnerability.
We are shaped by our thoughts. We become what we think if the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Beauty is a privilege of the human condition.
The Sun. Fiberglass varnish and pigment. 8’x3’ and The Winds. Wood panel, varnish and pigment. 30”x30” / 20”X20”. As a symbol, the wind almost always has an effect on the other symbols. Positive or negative, depending on the situation. This is consistent with the way it works in nature. The first thing we notice is that Wind can’t be controlled. It is ever changing. A strong wind can be a powerful antagonist. What do you do if you are faced with adversity? Always remember that the wind can pull the waves apart. But, the oneness of the sea will pull them back together. Unity. The wind effects everything in the garden. But, it doesn’t effect the sky. So, the sun, moon and the stars are all independent of the wind. The sun is the only eternal unchanging symbol of the sky. Therein lies the analogy. No matter what the wind does to you, stay focused on the Sun. As you probably know, the Sun symbolizes the word of God. I am the sky. Everything else is the weather. www.studiotalyne.com
Sunday Share : Celebrating
This past week I participated in a chat room on Clubhouse about my Offgrid solar powered home and art studio in the mountains of southern Colorado. The talk was about how to build a sustainable environment, reuse recycle repurpose, challenges and successes about Offgrid construction, the joys and inspirational opportunities living in Nature, and possible ways to earn passive income. We had a great time! All very fun and informative tidbits to share with friends who are interested in developing a relationship with Nature and Offgrid construction opportunities.
During the discussion the topic of challenges and successes arose. 🔥🔥🔥🔥We spoke about many interesting things including: powering my studio using a forklift battery; to water sources and well digging; to where to source construction materials; to the ebb and flow of living Rural surrounded by Nature. ⭐️⭐️⭐️Fantastic news ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I am so excited to share a tidbit with you all about the glass we tracked down and reused. It took us over 4 years to find all the glass for the grand windows in my studio!
✅. I am so thrilled to share the great news✅
💥💥💥 Finally the last piece of glass has been secured and installed...💥💥💥 My husband located it in a glass warehouse in Denver. A 3 hour drive north. It is a sheet of 3/4” glass from a sliding glass door taken out of a hotel renovation. He had to take apart the door to retrieve the sheet. Finding The correct size was a real challenge. In the 3 skylights and 9 windows We reused glass from French doors and slider doors. We have secured the glass from 5 different construction sites or glass warehouses throughout Colorado. The challenge- The standard size of a slider door changed during the 80s to a small dimension. We have been hunting for the larger pre-80s glass. 💥💥💥💥Celebrate with me. We found it! The final sheet has been found! And it is installed! Which means that the interior construction for all the large windows is done! 💯💯💯💯 enjoy the installation images. I am baking a chocolate cake today to celebrate 🎉
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