April 11, 2018

In the Abstract (No. 11)

Mixed media on birch panel, 8" x 8"
I watched a good documentary the other day called Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry. I didn't know anything about Berry but the title intrigued me, and the fact that Berry is a farmer, writer, and activist from Kentucky, not a blend of identities you often hear.

At one point he gets talking about the economy. The "money economy" is not the only economy, he insists. "The world is in fact full of free things that are delightful. Flowers. The world is also full of people who would rather pay for something to kill the dandelions than to appreciate the dandelions. Well, I'm a dandelion man myself."

Yeah, yeah, I thought. And not just dandelions but puddles, snails, clouds, the sky, the moon. Pigeons, for sure.

All the things kids stop or slow you down to notice.

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