I needed some beauty in my life today, so I went downtown. I've been posting pictures of some of the beauty Erie has to offer on social media. I think the world could use more beauty and glee right now. I went to the Erie Art Museum. And as I was taking a picture, I realized I could see my shadows and reflections in them. I started to position myself differently, then stopped.
Art is about finding something of yourself in someone else's vision. And I realized that my shadows and reflections were literally putting something of myself into someone else's art.
It really changed the way I looked everything. And I realized it was something I needed to remember...we are all a part of each other. We're part of each other's vision of the world!
|Dietrich Wegner's Studies in Solitude...and my reflection as well as the reflections of some of his other prints.|
When I write a new book, you can see reflections of me and my beliefs in it. You can also see reflections of my other books.
|Dietrich Wegner's Studies in Solitude. There's something almost magic about walking around a museum in silence and finding shadows of yourself in other people's art...and hearing yourself in the silence.|
|Jose Picayo's Polaroids...I can see my reflections quite literally in the face of a stranger.|
|Jose Picayo's Polaroids...We all have our shadows following us around. That doesn't mean there's not beauty.|
|Jose Picayo's Polaroids...I think there's a certain beauty in something that's a little beat up and well loved.|