SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT...

"Its strangeness seemed to trigger in me the same primordial feeling of throwness that every negro experiences when hurled into a society that simultaneously supports and, I am saying, annihilates him, because he can find reflections of himself nowhere in it - like a falcon exiled, say, to the Lifeworld of fish, always off balance, but finally embracing the alien in all its otherness, yet never sure if he's got it right.”

From The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Charles R. Johnson. The quote is from the short story "Popper's Disease" on page 134 of the Penguin softcover.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday Word of Wisdom. Art Provided by Zarah Hussain.

A few years ago I went to visit Morocco for a week and a half.  The Hassan II  Mosque in Casablanca has beautiful handmade designs inside and out.  This art reminds me of that lovely peaceful place.


Niger Folk Saying:  He who boasts much can do little.


Alya

Painting

Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 cms, 2006 



Inominate III
Painting
Hand-ground watercolour on khadi paper, 15 x 15 cm, 2004



 
Green Composition
Painting
Oil on gesso panel, 110 x 110 cm, 2010

2 comments:

  1. love the art work, good post, will visit you again.

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    1. I think Hussain does amazing work too. I mean how does she draw and paint those complex designs?

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