Artist’s Journal: NUMBER 64
There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object, those qualities, with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human faces in the moon, armies in the clouds; and by a natural propensity, if not corrected by experience and reflection, ascribe malice or good- will to every thing, that hurts or pleases us.
There is no pareidolia – a Greek word for a psychological phenomenon where vague and random images such as clouds or grilled cheese sandwiches are perceived as something of greater significance – in my work.
I do want it to offer the viewer a quiet sanctuary though. The piece to the left is one of the newest in a series I began in July of 2014 – seven completed so far.
There is a gap in my work from October 2013 to July 2014 due to three unforeseen (sort of a bad pun) eye surgeries. Two for cataracts and one for a detached retina.
I’m curious to see (another unintended pun of sorts) if there’s a difference in the work – especially the colors.
In the meantime, there’s been quite an effort on my part to make up for the lost time (October to April) recuperating from the surgeries on the marketing side of my life.
Marketing and advertising are still my bread and butter. And, so it goes…Posted on: 14/09/2014, by : Ron Fortier