Random Interesting Things
My life motto.. Quoted from Jeff Bezos "...a willingness to be misunderstood, a willingness to fail, and a willingness to be long-term oriented."
"Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence -- whether much that is glorious- whether all that is profound -- does not spring from disease of thought -- from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
-- Edgar Allan Poe
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, He would cease to be an artist."
- Oscar Wilde
MY MANLY ART REVIEW~
By Kurt Shaw
Many of the artists chose to create representational pieces in exacting detail, and some, like Alex McDermott of Edmonds, Wash., imbued them with personal meaning.
McDermott's “Bigleaf Maple Seedling” is a real showstopper, not only because it is a representation of a maple seedling in exacting detail, but also because it is much larger than real life.
As a Pacific Northwest native, McDermott says the maple seed has always been an object of fascination.
“As a child, watching the ‘helicopters' spin gently to the ground appeared magical,” he says. “As an artist, the maple seed turned into a symbol of life's evolving transitions of change and rebirth as I lost my kiln-casting mentor and teacher, Susan Balshor, this year due to complications of the influenza virus.”
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Made a bunch of beer mugs for the Gilbert Ichthyological Society. Raise your glass and let's toast to all the beautiful "free thinkers" in the world! The scientist, writers, musicians, and artists- You put your thoughts out into the world everyday, fearless, hoping for understanding without judgement.