Welcome to this edition of Speaking on Art. Thank you to our contributors.
We are born to die, it has been so pessimistically stated. But the human experience is much, much more than a beginning and an end. As has also been stated, I believe we are here for a purpose. We negotiate the specific, innumerable perplexities of our lives everyday that eventually add up to a life lived. Three things are important here, as evidenced by this month’s contributions. First is our search for “patterns in chaos”, or our search for meaning. Next is our influence on others. And finally, forgiveness, or love.
Is our human struggle an envious position to hold? I think so. It is unthinkably miraculous. We have this opportunity-beyond-opportunities to “be”–to discover, to affect, to love and be loved, all solidifying our worth. It is a marvelous place we find ourselves. Even our pain can be joyful when it opens our eyes to more of what this life has to offer.
Sonia Ben Achoura presents The Dream; “A winged being pursues its angelic flight though various spaces and incoherent perspectives. Free from gravity and unbound from matter, this ethereal being hovers through turbulent waters, furnaces and tunnel-like spaces. [...]
|Artist and psychologist Sonia Ben Achoura translates her academic explorations of mind and body into a powerful visual language. Artwork that conveys psychological concepts and phenomena through her paintings, hence adding a scientific dimension to her art project. Both historic and cutting-edge research findings are conceptualised in her creations, covering a broad range of interests including meditation, dreams, human interaction with technology, consciousness, well-being and evolution.|
|A Strategic Painter A new book from Roopa Dudley, a Pakistani born American Painter who has been painting since she was 3.5 years old. She resides in Severn, MD with her husband, two daughters and two step-sons. Her work has been exhibited in several art galleries throughout the country and her paintings have been published in local newspapers, Stone Highway Review (a literary journal) and Studio Visit Magazine. She is an active member of Maryland Federation Of Arts.|
Karen Ullo presents Why We Need Mediocre Artists; “when he sat down to paint “The Hut on Hen’s Legs,” he had no notion that a Frenchman not yet born would someday use it as the backdrop of an orchestral work that would endure for centuries” [...]
|Karen Ullo is the author of the upcoming novel “Jennifer the Damned,” to be released by Wiseblood Books in 2015. She is described as a fresh, new literary voice whose style combines lyricism and sarcasm, giving a modern twist to age-old wisdom. Karen is an author, musician, wife, and mother of two. She holds a Bachelor of Music from LSU and MFA in Screenwriting from USC. It makes football season very interesting.|
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