Paul Bowles, the author of The Sheltering Sky, wrote:
“Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.”
This quote has inspired many of my paintings which are based on those tiny moments that you might never remember if they weren’t set down in a painting.
And when I was thinking about what I wanted this blog to be about it was certain moments of art making, certain books, certain images and moments of inspiration.
Thus, certain afternoons…