Saturday, June 12, 2010

Collage 89

"Today I'll try to reply to your blue only with words, without a colour...The blue which is aerial and not dense, is what I call to myself an Aegean Blue. It is the blue of the cross on the Greek flag... The Aegean blue has depth and total indifference...Blue is perhaps jewel. Blue is perhaps adornment. Blue is also modesty-the robe of the Madonna...Yet blue, as we're saying, is also space, emptiness, infinity. So how does it become jewel or adornment?...Jewels are by definition small, but in them is a luminosity which offers a message about the infinite. A blue dress ceases to be purely blue when it follows the form of a live body. Blue is sad, blue is memory and nostalgia, but blue is also affrontery and impudence. And that is what I love about the colour. - John Berger from I Send You This Cadmium Red.. A correspondence between John Berger and John Christie

Lynn Waskelis
from page 185-186 of original text
collage, acrylic paint
made 4/30/10

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