Monday, September 23, 2013
"True faith, is not assurance, but the readiness to go forward
experimentally, without assurance. It is a sensitivity to things
not yet known... For what we apprehend of truth is limited
and partial, and experience may set it all in a new light; if
we too easily satisfy our urge for security by claiming that
we have found certainty, we shall no longer be sensitive to
new experiences of truth." Charles Carter
Although Charles reference here is religious faith, I feel the
same approach is called forth to stretch our horizons
as we approach the easel each day. We must have the deepest
respect for our ancestors and where they have brought us.
But we are also called to question and explore new ground.
Always building on the strong artistic foundation handed
down to us. This picture is an abstraction of an old window
in a Mexican home. There is little literal representation, but
this the emotion the window evoked in me. It is mixed media.