October 10, 2012

colors and shapes

12 x 12, oil on canvas
 I am drawn to the collage of abstract shapes these buildings create, and find myself wondering why, since ancient times, people have been willing to risk life and limb to build their homes on rocky, treacherous cliffs. Was it the lure of the sea? (or Homer's sirens?)

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do
 than by the things you did. So throw off the bowlines, 
sail away from the safe harbor. 
Catch the trade winds in your sails. 
Explore. Dream. Discover." 
Mark Twain

1 comment:

Katherine Thomas said...

I love to see patterns of light and shadow too. I find them mesmerizing. You did a wonderful job of capturing that magic!