13 February 2009
Backing up. Backing off.
Isn't that what perspective really is?
Think about those two words,
and imagine the physical sensation
of doing just that.
I recently relearned that Perspective as an artist's tool
manifested during the Renaissance in Europe (1300-1600's).
This technique of being able to draw a scene back
enabled the artist to reveal life
as it was actually being seen and experienced .
As the Artist of one's own Life,
an individual may employ the technique of Perspective-
to draw back, see the whole view
a much widened scene
find the places that need more red, less blue
some more texture or some of the layers scraped off.
I kept asking myself,
after I'd set out on a long journey from home,
everything so strange and foreign,
"Why have I come here?"
thank G-d I remembered.