Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lisa Adams : Artist Something Beautiful


"In the absence of you and me there’s only nature--how she weaves around in such curious ways. She is a source of much inspiration but only to those who can be still enough to observe her features.

The hanging gardens were built by Nebuchadnezzar II for his homesick wife who longed for the trees and fragrant plants of her home country. See there, we can’t live without nature.


The mystery will always remain such, even if we think we’ve “got it.” In fact, what we’ve really got is a rage to live and that we share with all other forms of life.

Haven’t you ever watched birds? All they do is forage for snacks every waking moment, as is true with most creatures.

And then there’s Houdini’s wherewithal—something we humans have in common--the magic to form and change our lives. Most people stay the same by resistance.

Everything’s constantly changing and then poof! -- it’s all gone.

Ten seconds and counting is a familiar phrase from the public’s fascination with space launches. The launches were always a great thrill for me as a child, hoping they’d make it and then imagining where they’d make it to--to another planet, another world--when in fact the other world was right inside my head. My head was filled with the images only I could conjure, paving a safe way for me to simply be. And so began the lifelong quest to make art, working my way to the paintings of now. There’s no place like home."

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