We are unbalanced and lose sight of our best sides. We aren’t just one person. We are made up of multiple selves, and we recognise that some of these are better than others. We meet our better selves too often by chance, and when it is too late; we suffer from a weakness of will in relation to our highest ambitions. It’s not that we don’t know how to behave, we simply fail to act upon our intermittent best insights because they aren’t available to us in sufficiently convincing forms.
ART is A BALANCING AGENT. Art encodes with unusual clarity the essence of our good qualities and holds them up before us, in a variety of media, to help rebalance our natures and direct us towards our best possibilities.
Images 3 and 4 – I am using this topic to “redress the balance”. Whatever I feel is missing from life at the particular moment (travel, italian light and character, colour, fun) is where I start. I’m finding it very therapeutic.