As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser. -- Plato, The Laws
There is at the back of every artist’s mind something like a pattern and a type of architecture. The original quality in any man of imagination is imagery. It is a thing like the landscape of his dreams; the sort of world he would like to make or in which he would like to wander, … Continue reading Quote for Today: G.K. Chesterton
Why should modern humanity regain and hold on to its connection with nature at a time when technology seems omnipresent? I have always loved making things: textures and patterns create a sense of calmness for me. In my early years I made a texture book into which I glued pieces of fabric. I would spend … Continue reading Patterns of Connection: The Land Art of Dietmar Voorwold
Rhythm creates a pattern of yearning and expectation, of recurrence and difference. It is related to the pulse, the heartbeat, the way we breathe. It takes us into ourselves; it takes us out of ourselves. It differentiates us; it unites us to the cosmos. -Edward Hirsch, "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"
Everything you are used to, once done long enough, starts to seem natural, even though it might not be. ―Julien Smith, The Flinch Image: Man in a box © Keith Allison with CCLicense
When two people settle into a pattern of behavior it becomes increasingly difficult to change habits. In some cases, it may be that those very habits are all that connect us. For some people, the simple perception that there is a pattern, a hint of a cage, will be enough to make them want to fly away. For … Continue reading Two Views from a Cage: Adjoining Cells by Katherine McDaniel
There are moments in which events in our past connect powerfully to our present. How do we express such synchronicity? As human beings we move from one reality to another, crossing so many bridges that we become bridges ourselves: between countries, between cultures, between periods of time, between our own memories. Most of the time … Continue reading Buried Memories: The Other Immigrants by Saba Husain