Pentimento (Aletheia)

King Robert of Sicily
King Robert of Sicily” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license

Does a sculptor chip away

To uncover the image within?

Or is structure created

As marble is shaped?

The age old question:

Does Science discover Truth or create it?

Is beauty innate, or in the eye of the beholder?

(And would a rose by any other name really smell as sweet?)

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5 Responses to Pentimento (Aletheia)

  1. Wendy says:

    How do blind people perceive beauty?

    How does the person that has lost their smell (as happens in dementia and the aged) perceive the rose?

    As a creator, how do you listen to the materiality of what you are working with?

    I often start to crochet, not knowing what it will be then I ‘repent’, turn and frog it all. Starting again with a better idea of how the material will behave with the needle and stitch. I start with the material and listen.

    • NomadWarMachine says:

      Sensing with our inner eye/ear/nose?

      I spend a long time just looking at my yarn, touching it, squishing it. Actually knitting is almost an afterthought …

  2. Kevin says:

    “… how do you listen to the materiality of what you are working with?”
    This is a great and provocative question …. and what is the materiality? Thinking (as I often do): music.

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