"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Abstract Me

Kym copied Niobe and I am copying Kym. "A couple of days ago, our beloved niobe wrote an interesting post and invitation to participate, which I am going to shamelessly copy here because 1) she said everything I would have, 2) she writes better than I do, and 3) I'm too lazy to summarize in my own words, anyway:
Piet Mondrian is one of those iconic modern artists, with instantly recognizable compositions consisting of grids of dark lines enclosing fields of white and eye-catching primary colors. A complicated theoretical apparatus underlies these paintings, involving evolution towards higher planes of being and seeing and the quest for an art more real than reality itself. Mondrian took this all very seriously, so much so that when his friend and collaborator, Theo van Doesburg, introduced diagonal lines into his compositions, Mondrian reportedly never forgave him.

The picture above, however, isn't actually a Mondrian. In fact, it's supposed to be a picture of, well, me. And, oddly enough, I think it pretty much captures my physical and spiritual essence. If you'd like to create your very own personal modern art masterpiece, just go to this this site, answer a few basic questions about yourself and voilĂ ! the portrait of you that Mondrian probably would have painted if only he'd had the chance."

I'm not sure what it says about me but I like it. Head on over to Niobe's and check out her post, all the other Mondrians, and add you link to the list if you create your own.

6 comments:

Beautiful Mess said...

I think it means your heart is full of love!

Kymberli said...

Dani had the exact thought I did. As soon as your picture popped up, I thought that it was a perfect reflection of how wide open your loving heart is!

niobe said...

I love the red! Very cool.

Cara said...

Wow - see now I am sooo concrete I wonder what they would come up with for me...one way to find out I guess.

beebles said...

that is cool! i gotta do that...

jd said...

wow, i like your's way more than i like my own!! but i'll post mine anyway...gotta be true to my art, even if it is a digital, data created version of me!

pretty cool! i shall keep the copy-cat-ness going!!

xoxo
~j