Oscar Wilde said, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.” The idea is that our perception of life is changed by art, so that nature sometimes seems to imitate paintings we have seen before, giving us these emotions, we felt when looking at those paintings. Leonardo da Vinci said that every painter paints himself because we are all human. Humanist art tends to present the human body in a state of heightened realism where muscles, curves, and genitalia are emphasized as creations in God’s image. Sarah was a young artist who was struggling to find a style, but since humans have been making art since the dawn of time, and some of them had no education in what materials, techniques, or theory that they should use, Sarah decided that she wanted to give it a try.
Sarah watched the movie Caddyshack on TV last night and she got inspiration from the character Ty Webb who was played by Chevy Chase. He stated, “There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen, and all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.” She knew that he was telling her to trust her instincts, so she could believe in herself and have the confidence to let things happen. If she followed this advice maybe she could see her future, and become her future, by making her future. She needed a vision, that she could stay true to, and it had to be something which would allow her to work hard to transform this vision into reality. Sarah sat on a bench between these two statues hoping to get this vision which she could follow.
Written for Sadje at Keep It Alive What Do You See #168.