We must not define ourselves by freedom from religion, from abuse, from rape, from derision. From societal norms, from conformance, from acceptable compliance. From race, from the accident of geographical happenstance of birth or of life whether lived extraordinarily or pedestrian, with unsung aplomb, or within the rarefied strata of the new minted pantheon of ‘celebrity’ deities.
Tag Archives: Observations
Surrealist paintings are some of my favorite and I have featured in this blog the paintings of Rene Magritte, Salvadore Dali, and Max Ernst. This post features the work of Francis Picabia who painted in a wide range of styles from realism to abstraction.
Picabia produced a large body of work that employed biomorphic forms, geometric abstraction and colors of Impressionism. Like other Impressionist artists he often used thick paint to build up a broad abstract background.
Traversing the country by car is an American pastime. Now in times of economic hardship, more people are rediscovering the natural wonders this mammoth country has to offer. I love to drive, and when I lived in Florida, would regularly travel from East to West coast. From Miami to Clearwater, Tampa or St. Pete’s, the flat expanse complimented the big sky in ways magical and hard to explain. I fell in love with Florida’s dusk and dawn skies and their color palettes the defy description.
Then there were times when I chose to take roads less traveled through small towns abutting glades or coast, wherein I witnessed the contents of this poem.