Saturday, February 28, 2015

Busy in the many ideas, so little time...

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. 

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. 

~ Leonardo da Vinci

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Started in the middle, but back to the beginning. Pages 1 and 2.

This is not because its Valentine's Day, but in spite of it.  Page 1 and 2 completed today of the accordion book featured below the top two images in this post.  I started the work in the middle, and I just got around to the first two pages today.  Channeling Munch in the neurons.

"What mysterious forces precede the appearance of the processes, promote their growth and ramification, stimulate the corresponding migration of the cells and fibers in predetermined directions, as if in obedience to a skillfully arranged architectural plan, and finally establish those protoplasmic kisses, the intercellular articulations, which seem to constitute the final ecstasy of an epic love story?" -Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Unfortunately, nature seems unaware of our intellectual need for convenience and unity, and very often takes delight in complication and diversity.

- Santiago Ramón y Cajal from his 1906 Nobel lecture 
"The structure and connexions of neurons."