Saturday, May 18, 2019

Art-4-Art, Solvitur Ambulando

Title: Solvitur Ambulando (It is solved by walking).
Artist: Damaris O'Trand
Mixed Media
Series of 18 cards

The artist printed out a photo of tree bark, then made two lighter copies, and hand drew tangles on each page using a black sharpie. Each page was cut into ATC-sized cards and decorated using various kinds of colored pencils. A pattern of the labyrinth path was drawn on the back of each card using a gold gel pen. A second card was attached with a brad, with the signature sticker on the back and the quote from Diogenes, the Cynic written in cursive on the front. Each card in the series of 18 was numbered using a gold gel pen. Tied to the brad on each card is a golden thread, symbolizing the story of Ariadne's unrequited love for Theseus. For the full, x-rated version about the imprisonment of the the Minotaur at the center of the Labyrinth, read "The Greek Myths," by Robert Graves.















Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lyons Memorial Labyrinth, prayer flags

Snowy Day in May at the Lyons Memorial Labyrinth
The Labyrinth Flags looking good. Reminding me of Charlie M.'s poem:

prayer flags
battle flags

no difference
to the wind

Commentary: How then shall we live?