One Love

Opening Move © Catherine RutgersIt started with a snapshot of deep-orange-red lilies. Flipping to the negative really set it off. Simultaneously, I have been breaking on the waves of inventory.

Part one: Born in the ’50s and now in mine. I want, not merely to make my thoughts clear to another, but to surrender to him at the same time my whole soul, and to influence his sensuous powers as well as his intellectual. Is growing up still wacky?

I am writing about painting produced in what may be the last decades of a society dominated by the visual sense. I spend most of my day experiencing pictures. Like an underdeveloped country, smell has been ignored.

They talk endlessly of the creativity that comes from love. Over and over the pain hits me, the manic frustrated energy hits me.

I regret not having done it myself. Edible objects are prolific in Surrealist works. I have written from inside the literature of Dada and Surrealism. It is often impossible to classify an object as strictly Dadaist or Surrealist. An orange and an apple walked into my head and took opposing sides in the arena.

Was the intellectual chess player father of the body-mutilation school? I can refine my own writing by examining the effects of sex-exclusive language. Whereas Surrealism evokes the eternal nightmare sleep, Dada is blankness wide awake, the machine eye open.

One image. Eight variations. Wave on.

Where Do We Go © Catherine RutgersDeep into View © Catherine RutgersThe Luxury of Civilization © Catherine RutgersGypsy Grid © Catherine RutgersHold that Color and Do Not Let © Catherine RutgersStunned and Amazed © Catherine RutgersEmerging Sound © Catherine Rutgers

Quote from Friedrich Schiller’s On the Aesthetic Education of Man, 1794-1795.
Artwork and the rest of the text by Catherine Rutgers © 2012.

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2 Responses to One Love

  1. When creating the pix, my screen view is 12 x 20 inches or so. Nothing I like more than filling that space. On the blog, of course, you can hardly be quite so immersed. But I try. Don’t know why “Where Do We Go” went across the frame. But the effect is interesting, so I’m leaving it be.

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