This collage was done after listening to the twenty-one musical portraits composed by Prokofiev while he was attending university.
Some of them are less than a minute in length and each is exquisitely complex and surprising. Please click on the link and enjoy.
Halloween began as the ancient festival of Samhain.
It was believed that at the end of summer and the beginning of winter (november 1)
the barrier between the worlds of the living and the dead became very thin.
Disguises were worn to make oneself unrecognizable to the spirits,
negativity was released to make way for new energy to enter.
Two different artists,
two different days,
sharing an understanding.
An artist creates a visual language.
In the beginning it is unknown even by the artist but over time with repetition there is recognition and vocabulary expands.
But the language is not only visual it is also spatial, consisting of shapes and dimensions.
It communicates direction and movement, inward and outward.
Postures and gestures convey mood and complex subtle qualities.
When we give our attention to a piece of art we are learning a language,
one that touches the memory of our senses.
We may be surprised that we understand.