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Re: sketchbook 2019

Post by balzaccom » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:56 am

Those are some wild skies< Markskor!

I've been traveling too much to have enough time for anything, but I did get to try a couple of sunsets recently. The first is in Chaco Canyon.

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The second at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. (like I said, lots of traveling!)



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Re: sketchbook 2019

Post by markskor » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:36 am

Cannot see your pictures Balz!...my screen says forbidden.
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Post by rlown » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:37 am

I see the pics.. Azure skies..

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Re: sketchbook 2019

Post by ERIC » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:11 pm

markskor wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:36 am
says forbidden.
It's just that good. :p
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Post by bobby49 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:42 pm

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Post by rlown » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:49 pm

I saw them for a while, and then got the google (-) symbol. Paul, you need to make the pictures and the album public, I think.

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Re: sketchbook 2019

Post by markskor » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:37 pm

brine shrimp of the day
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Re: sketchbook 2019

Post by austex » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:14 pm

Good one Mark!

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Post by Harlen » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:12 pm

rlown wrote:
I saw them for a while, and then got the google (-) symbol...
I think I do see it Russ and Bobby. It's difficult because Paul's art is abstract, and symbolic. In the painting titled "Zimbabwe" the larger dark circle, held within the thin white circle clearly signifies Africa's dreaded colonial history, and the ongoing racial tension on that continent. The horizontal bar at the center of the inner black circle is less clear to me. Had the bar been painted in a diagonal slash, it would have denoted "forbidden," as in the forward slashes through dogs or campfires in our trailhead signs. Perhaps the lowering of the center bar represents a lessening of tension... and optimism for the future?
But then we find exactly the same symbol for the painting titled "Chaco Canyon?" By duplicating the same symbol, I believe that Paul is using the power of repetition to show how Manifest Destiny in North America, and our dominance of Native Peoples mirrors the colonial history of Africa.

Paul, your art is deep and meaningful! Thanks for sharing. ;)
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Re: sketchbook 2019

Post by balzaccom » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:01 am

OK. Sorry about that. Here's a new one--sunset in the Southwest...

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Or a direct link to the image:https://photos.app.goo.gl/AQqSJPygDHeYtLTQ8

Does that work?
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