Friday, October 19, 2007

The Goldfish Rebelion and Masks of the Spirit

Mask Man

18" x 24"
oils
(picture taken with flash)

Picture taken no flash
Here is the quote that inspired the painting:
Every profound spirit needs a mask: even more, around every profound spirit a mask is continually growing.

While Fishing on Uranus

18" x 24"

oils

picture taken indoors no flash

picture taken outdoors no flash...but a little more shake...sorry about that.
The quote on the painting reads:

Should I abide by the rules until they're changed, or help speed the change by breaking them? Better start rushing before the rushing begins!

~Ashlie Brilliant

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Here's the quote that inspired the painting:
All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight.


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Ok...so I have been working on these two paintings...studio studies I call them. The Goldfish is all about my rebelion against the rules of being successful in the art world...ummm, like duh...and the mask is about me looking into myself for the answers I am seeking. I am not working towards fame...I am working towards salvation, sanity and freedom. This is the way I choose to express my path in this world...through my art. (Heart)
I have decided I may not ever know if this is the right path (non-conformist) unless I walk the damn thing...so I am just going to worry less and work more.
Simple right?
HA!
I do know that I can't seem to sport any wood about being a conformist...so what's a girrrrrl to do?
Anyhow...I hope you all are having a good day and have a great weekend.
Love to all,
Heather

3 comments:

Jafabrit said...

Break the rules! break the rules! break the rules! :)

"rebelion against the rules of being successful in the art world...ummm"

I have forgotten, what are those rules again LOL! If it is based on sales and fame then I have failed miserably, so why am I so happy ;)

great post

HMBT said...

Thanks Jafa! Nice to see you round these parts again. *Grins*
Rules?!
Rules?!
We don't need no stinkin Rules!

andrea said...

These two pieces are dynamite!!!