visuals: Colin Yardley
riding the mercy line
onto the fields of praise
a big explosion that occurred 13.8 billion years ago produced this
Yukon Eric's first time at the airport
Paris Jazz Egregor
Featured artist: Don Bergland
This piece, titled "The Lesson," has some of the elements of ambiguity that existed in the last composition I posted. Which party is the initiator of the action suggested in the title? I'm continuing my exploration using darker and more textured overlays in the composition as well as continuing my renewal of figures I've created in the past. -- Don Bergland
Colin Yardley These ambiguities that you so skilfully compose as to who is teacher? who is taught? who is leading? Who is led? master? slave? etc.. they pull at the fabric of duality itself... that fundamental duality principle without which, ironically, there is no world to experience at all. Take away darkness, what meaning does light have? Take away evil, what meaning does... well, you get the idea. Dualities make up our existence, playing their tricky little game of helping each other to make sense and yet, one senses that they are a fabrication, a magic trick, a theater performance on a tiled stage. The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad says, "As soon as there is another, fear arises." Yet, how is existence even possible without the duality of self and other?
Don Bergland Nicely stated. I seem to be enamored with the productions of Duality. I need their silky illusions for my work. Their "tricky little games" provide the stuffing for my visual fabrications, allowing me to display their magic tricks on the tiled stages of my theater sets. Behind the scenes, I keep working to somehow construct an aesthetic language that acts in a similar way to the Zen koan. where the proper kind of focused meditation on displayed visual components, may allow transcendence beyond that sticky world of Duality.
Colin Yardley Yes!