The magic of the familiar and it’s twin boredom
A new friend on facebook, Albena Ludmilova posted this quote:
It is the function of Art to renew our Perception. What we are Familiar with we Cease to See… The Artist shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by Magic, we see a New Meaning in it. ~~Anais Nin
..so we seem to lose appreciation for the familiar
feel comfortable with the familiar
seek the familiar
oppose the familiar
I was hanging the show at Freshy’s and this patrion complemented me on my work, ending by saying “you should paint Alki Beach”. Alki, his beach, his world his familiar. Could i reawaken the magic of the beach and would he be able to see it? would he recognize his beach with my eyes?