Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Picture This by Lynda Barry

Quote: the image world is not part of our mind - our mind is part of the image world.

Barry is great for helping me get out of my head. Perfect inspiration for starting the process of visual journaling. She supports drawing for no reason and inner critics on vacation. Be a kid. Pick up a brush. Make a mess. Make art farts.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nox by Anne Carson

I have this book sitting beside me...a beautiful book physically. Boxed with pages in one long sectionally-glued manuscript with archadian fold. It would be a good book for me to read, about a girl who lost her brother.  So irresponsible of her...

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Haruki Murakami

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki took me back to high school and the inevitable feelings of alienation adolescence engenders. And guess what, if I'm interpreting the novel correctly, it doesn't end with adolescence but shadows our experience always.

I Am Radar by Reif Larsen

"It's not the act of observation which makes things inherently uncertain--it's the system itself which is uncertain. We blame it on us, the observers, but this is merely a convenient excuse, for the uncertainty is actually built into the world. A particle can never have two definite atributes--direction and position. If you define one, the other fades into determinism. And so: there is no way to know everything. You must choose your knowledge."

"The Japanese have a saying: Shiranu ga hotoke...
You must be prepared not to know what you want to know...you must be prepared for the question to be the answer."

"...two different types of Norwegian-Nynorsk and Bokmal...
nynorsk was the language invented for the people, not the elite, who all spoke Bokmal.
Bokmal is really a kind of bastardized Danish."