Friday, April 04, 2008
Journey With Jack Long
Jack Long's paintings make me want to go on a journey. They are meticulous little green dreamworlds with a focus on the natural elements. His most recent print weaves the homes & nature together. It's pure fantasy. The simple homes and arches are the stuff of storybooks.
If you click on the picture below, it takes you to a website selling the print. My artsy insider friends tell me he's one to watch. The same ones who told me about Audrey Kawasaki. Love art friends!
I'm reminded of fairytales or Aesop's Fables. Here's one below:
The Bald Man and The Fly
There was once a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day.
A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time.
The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but his palm came on his own head instead;
again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said:
"You will only injure yourself if you take notice of despicable enemies."