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August 29, 2010 - Emily Dimov-Gottshall
As an artist and as a person who enjoys art, I find that reading or seeing another person's thoughts or artistic expression, truly uplifting, when the world seems so eager to rush by. For me, the very act of sitting and creating something is amazing. The thought behind it might be purely poetic or maybe it was merely an accident. Regardless, it is there. And we are there to see this art work...we might not always understand it or it may not be our thing. No problem. To take a moment out of our lives and see for a few minutes what someone decided to share with us...connects us to each other and makes as all better for it.
The habit of ignoring Nature is deeply implanted in our times. This attitude reminds me of people who never look you in the eye; I find them disturbing and always have to look away.
Recently, I visited Johnstown with the intention of viewing some of James Wolfe's abstract sculptures. We arrived and I could see one piece from the top of the incline, jutting out among the trees. I wasn't able to go down the incline as I'm afraid of heights. So, I could only admire it from the top looking down. Disappointed and angry at my self, I viewed the pieces from afar. Perhaps, someday I'll be able to see them. But not yet.
Next time, I'll trust that everything is all right on the incline. Or just take some doctor prescribed anti-anxiety pill! lol Either way, it was an interesting view...if not slightly terrifying for me. It's funny how when looking for inspirations, we can find out more about our own fears.
If you aren't in the PA area (or can't make it to Johnstown), this link show's some of Jame Wolfe's sculptures. Also, if you have been on the incline and have seen the sculptures (and have pics) please share them! I would love to see what you saw. :)
Have a great week,everyone!