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Color My World

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Color My World, 2023

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.

Carson McCullers, Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941)

I like this idea of the mind being a tapestry formed by a weave of the sensuous and the intellectual.

Feeling and thought.

Color and pattern.

I wonder if the key to the mind is in maintaining a balance between these two, the warp and weft of its tapestry?

Balance is no doubt the answer, as it is in most things.

That is what I see in this new small piece (2″ by 4″ on paper) that is headed to the West End Gallery for its upcoming Little Gems show in February. Called Color My World, I view it as being about leading a life that weaves together thought and feeling.

For me, it has that balance. A fine and strong weave.

Here’s a song from Chicago that provided the title for this little gem. I haven’t heard this song for many years now but it was one of those tunes that seemed to be on the radio all the time when I was growing up in the early 70’s. If you’re of that era, you know what I mean.

Here’s Color My World.

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