Theo Edmonds

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Kandinsky's Spirituality & Caesar's Gold

“…abstract painting is most difficult… it demands that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.” — Wassily Kandinsky. Art reminds us that life is stranger, more beautiful, demanding, joyous and painful than logic dictates.  Likewise, spirituality should be open, dynamic and lead us to the better parts of our true nature. In this sense both are the hope of a world so badly in need of transformation. Since ancient times, the arts (sacred symbols, chants, etc.) have been integral to religion. However, the art world to... [more]
Posted by Theo Edmonds on 2/8/10

Watching Paint Dry: How I Learned Faith, Patience and Other Unseen Things

As a visual artist, there are many exhilarating, momentary challenges that come as part of the artistic process. There is the moment when the urge to paint comes over you. It can levitate you right off the couch or even wake you from your sleep. All of a sudden you find yourself in front of a blank canvas with brush in hand. Then there is the moment when, without any assurances of outcome, you hit the canvas with a stroke of color. Off you go! In the literal blink of an eye, that blank canvas seems as far away as your childhood and you are on a journey with no particular final destination. Yo... [more]
Posted by Theo Edmonds on 2/2/10