There is a line in the Tao te Ching that reads, “Colors blind the eye, sounds deafen the ear.” Colors are powerful, and as a result can drown out other visual elements such as light, texture, form and line. The black and white palette is dramatic in it’s simplicity, and as such, is easy on the eyes.
As our planet spins on it’s axis, we transition between light and darkness. This rhythm of night and day is so fundamental to our experience that it’s easy to take for granted. This is why the upcoming eclipse is so captivating; it undermines the natural order. Even though day will only turn to night for seven minutes, we’ve been talking… Read more
This upcoming eclipse has got me thinking about all of the stories we’ve written in the sky. The dragon that eats the sun, the centaur hit by a poison arrow. Ancient people looked up and filled the unknown with the fantastic and the familiar: fish and goats, maidens and monsters. We humans love to read into things. Whether it’s tea… Read more
In honor of the upcoming eclipse, I thought it appropriate to celebrate our celestial neighbors. The sun and moon certainly loom large in our psyche, and when they collide, the whole world can’t help but stop and look. Artists have always drawn inspiration from these great cosmic characters; here are but a few from our gallery.
Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi River, I took it for granted that most everyone lived near a mighty and temperamental body of water. Then I lived in and visited other parts of the world, and I learned better. I learned there are many different kinds of water. Placid, yet powerful rivers, raging streams. The ocean one day… Read more