28 February 2015

children and adults misbehaving (wisdom lesson #1)

There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.

19 February 2015

three great Donatellos!

Reading the news these days can be an exercise of despair so when I found these images from a current exhibition at the Museum of Biblical Art I found solace of sorts. Humanity's daily struggle with itself is an old theme tackled by the great, and the less great. But these are truly great.

15 February 2015

light and dark: eyes as big as plates

A friend sent me the lien to these wonderful images of a project entitled Eyes as Big as Plates created by two Finish photographers Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen. This is a Humanity which speaks to something great and light-filled during our (still) short and ongoing human history on earth.

Today, I read that ISIS or ISIL has beheaded 21 Christians in Libya in recent days. In sharp contrast does this not express the  darkest of humanity? 



14 February 2015

Madonna Staunton, Out of a Clear Blue Sky

On a recent visit to the Queensland Museum of Art in Brisbane I stumbled on a small show by the work of Madonna Staunton of whom I had never heard. It was a pleasant surprise to see her work which is varied but interesting and original.