Like the website that hosts it, this blog is only concerned with using art and brief texts to uncover the bias and other limitations of thought conditioned by memory and tradition, thus also revealing how this largely unacknowledged tribal egotism that affects all human beings creates and sustains the systemic disorder and violence of the world in which we all live.

Without a radical awakening to the immense distance between our mental and social reality and the truth, we are condemned to continue living in the same cruel division, conflict, and sorrow to which we ourselves sustain with our personal memories, thoughts, and desires.

Photo Essay - 1

The first image of the day was made minutes after I got up. The sun was coming up and the reflection of the door of our bedroom on the window pane caught my eye.
It was cold but beautiful in Ithaca when Kim dropped me off before she went to teach her Thursday drawing class. I had a couple of hours before I could get into the CAP Art Space to finish putting up the painting exhibit so, even though I was quite encumbered by a backpack and a handbag full of tools and other stuff, I decided to walk to the boat yard area and take some photographs. As I moved away from the traffic, the quiet space of plants and things swallowed me up with their usual, splendid revelations. Here is some of what I saw. Enjoy! (Please click on the first thumbnail to see the full image, and then the side arrow to see all the rest.)

By the time I reached the gallery, I was in the mindset necessary to finish the demanding installation of over one-hundred unframed paintings on the larger walls.      (I hope to post here soon some general pictures of the exhibit. The opening drew a good, appreciative crowd.)


BEYOND OURSELVES - An Exhibit of Paintings

Mental Conditioning by Experience and the Future of Humanity - IV