of all his watercolors, i remember this one. maybe it’s universe-timing but the image of a person kneeling silently in reflection, in prayer, fading into the blue of eternal sky and the hinted suggestion of sun seems particularly synchronistic. the fluidity of line, the brushstroke revealing the image of humanity – in a transitory time here as part of the whole. a blurry-edged fleeting existence in all of time’s galaxy.
but the destruction, the disregard, the disrespect. people who disassociate with the truth of here and now, gone tomorrow. intent on pillaging the universe’s glee that each of us is here, each of us is exquisite, each of us can positively impact another. this place is a place of profound beauty, the sky and the sun sure day to day.
perhaps the lure of this painting is the inkblot-exercise. depending on what you focus on, the figure will be there, the figure will disappear.
perhaps the point is the earnest time on our knees, whether or not literal. the questions we ask, the things for which we give thanks, the time to focus, the imploring to help us notice it all.
©️ 2000 david robinson