War and Peace

29 Jul

Janet is a wonderfully talented watercolour artist and her blog is conscise and insightful. The quote “My desire to be well informed is currently at odds with my desire to remain sane.’ Matt Keeland ; reminds me of my state of mind last year and the promise I made myself for 2014 to take one step back “be aware but not engulfed”….

My Life as an Artist (2)

I first posted this on 25th February 2014.    Six months later, and the madness continues.      

My desire to be well informed is currently at odds with my desire to remain sane.’  Matt Keeland

This quote resonated with me and indeed recently, I have changed my habit of turning on the BBC news first thing in the morning, and replacing it with beautiful music.

I listen to the news and read newspapers a little later in the day when I feel more fortified, more able to harness a constructive, positive attitude.

Because I believe that a picture speaks a thousand words, I chose the following images which express the polar opposites of destruction and construction, of war and peace. 

During the Bosnian war, (1992 – 1995) I saw a photograph of a young child ravaged by the madness of war.     I made two paintings…

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