Monday, July 16, 2007

Discovery

discovery- contrast



Child discovery: birth

Fogg realized from where his baby brother came from... He linked... he has listened to any news about the building boom, and the class before Mrs. Knows has just told them the baby boom thing after that european war!!!
All of a sudden he understood his little brother came on a high crane...



Adult discovery: death


(...) I was only seventeen years old, hardly more than a boy. When Tesla's eyes went through me, I experienced my first taste of death. That's closer to what I mean. I felt the taste of mortality in my mouth, and at that moment I understood that I was not going to live forever. It takes a long time to learn that, but when you finally do, everything changes inside you, you can never be the same again. I was seventeen years old, and all of a sudden, without the slighest flicker of a doubt, I understood that my life was my own, that it belonged to me and no one else.

'I'm talking about freedom, Fogg. A sense of despair that becomes so great, so crushing, so catastrophic, that you have no choice but to be liberated by it. That's the only choice, or else you crawl into a corner and die. Tesla gave me my death, and at that moment I knew that I was going to become a painter. That's what I wanted, but until then I hadn't had the balls to admit it.(...)'


PAUL AUSTER, Moon Palace

11 comments:

Jeff Brame said...

Really enjoyed this painting, excellent work.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Great painging, and I really enjoyed reading the excerpt.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful, very charming, love the style!!

Chickengirl said...

such a sweet style!

timafli said...

Very strong design and concept is deep.

Hélène Deroubaix said...

very cute illustration!

Leah said...

This is a beautiful design - and your story is so powerful. Well done :).

molita said...

thank you for your comments :D

Sabrina Eras said...

i just love ur style
ill add u at Flickr, ok?
kss

Barbara said...

Delightful illo - like the contrast of big brother's ears down and baby brother's ears up.

vincent said...

i love the tenderness in your pictures and the great colors !