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Friday, April 13, 2012

Roadie Photos and Magical Thinking

I was inspired by the sky and clouds yesterday and took these photographs of this on-ramp I've been looking at for several years.  I guess I like the intensity of the curves.


Check out the contrast of the lines on the road against the fuzzy trees and the wild sky.   I've painted this before.  You can see some of my roadie paintings here.

Order and chaos.  

In related news, this week an article appeared in the New York Times regarding a new book: The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy and Sane by Matthew Hutton. It's about how we, as humans, impose order on uncertain and uninterpreted experience.
I'm excited for this book to come out so I can get his take on "magical thinking."

Back on the road, the lines represent safety and order. They are a metaphor for the order we impose (figuratively and literally) on the irregularity and fluidity of life to sustain our own meaning-making, our sanity.