Picture Perfect : Contrast
I went out in the garden to see if I could find any contrast. It’s not easy to get contrast without light. The skies have been overcast.
Fortunately there are some white flowers with flowing lines which contrast with the mineral of the stones and roof, their straight lines and darkness.
Lack of contrast is a problem for me in my art work. I want it all to blend harmoniously, that no one can see I put a line there. It’s a kind of fear, like standing out in a crowd.
We also fear the contrast of others’ ideas with our own.
Should the light of truth shine upon our illusions, it is such a contrast we would often rather cover our eyes than see it.
“Among the puny the least puny ones are the athletes; the least foolish man is the wise man among the foolish; but, when the Strong one, the Enlightened one, goes into their houses, their athletes and their wise men find out their shame and cry out, ‘May the Eagle let the mole reign amid its fellow moles! May He have Heaven for Himself and leave the earth for us! We do not mind His Shout Which crosses the mountains. It is not audible in the far end of our burrows ! ’ ” The Revelation of Arès 23/2
I hope to see a sharp contrast between the world of today and tomorrow. Turn up the goodness button!
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