Sunday, October 4, 2015

beeee 40x40cm

Bees are irrational creatures… they have too big a body for the size of their wings or too little wings for the size of their body… anyway it is irrational (fact or no fact) that they actually can fly and to add to that from their flying is the procreation of the flora almost absolutely dependant!!!!
So rationality has obviously nothing to do with it… especially if you do not give a tiny rats ass about what is considered to be rational (as Bees do). Dream away and work at it, never give it a thought whether it has been done before and whether it is rational or not; just do what you believe needs to be done!! Watch out though… the bee did not pray for bigger wings while sitting on its ass waiting for it to happen; it just flew its round tush to the sky!!
It matters not how strait the gate,
how charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul." (W. E. Henley)


Monday, August 31, 2015

autumn nostalgia 40x40cm

Nostalgia is a sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. The word nostalgia is a learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος (nóstos), meaning "homecoming", a Homeric word, and ἄλγος (álgos), meaning "pain, ache", and was coined by a 17th-century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away from home. Described as a medical condition—a form of melancholy—in the Early Modern period, it became an important trope in Romanticism.

Nostalgia can refer to a general interest in the past, their personalities and events, especially the "good old days" from one's earlier life.

The scientific literature on nostalgia usually refers to nostalgia regarding the personal life and has mainly studied the effects of nostalgia induced during the studies. Smell and touch are strong evokers of nostalgia due to the processing of these stimuli first passing through the amygdala, the emotional seat of the brain. These recollections of our past are usually important events, people we care about, and places where we have spent time. Music and weather can also be strong triggers of nostalgia.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

at the Gallery 30x24cm

The treasures of an endless ocean lie behind some of the paintings (soul-windows) exhibited in Galleries. Those windows are not for everybody to open nor are they for everybody to cherish; yet they are there for everybody to try. I can never forget the feeling I got the first time I stood in front of such a painting which was talking to me; my own soul. It actually felt like a rabbit-hole through which, like Alice, I travelled to places that I did not know that they existed, even in my imagination. After resurfacing I was never the same...


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Midnight's silence 60x80cm

The Raven 

Deep into that darkness peering,

long I stood there, wondering,

fearing, doubting, 

dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

[Edgar Allan Poe]

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Silence 30x24cm


Edgar Allan Poe, 1809 - 1849

There are some qualities—some incorporate things,

That have a double life, which thus is made A type of that twin entity which springs

From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade. There is a two-fold Silence—sea and shore—

Body and soul. One dwells in lonely places,

Newly with grass o’ergrown; some solemn graces, Some human memories and tearful lore, Render him terrorless: his name’s “No More.” He is the corporate Silence: dread him not!

No power hath he of evil in himself; But should some urgent fate (untimely lot!)

Bring thee to meet his shadow (nameless elf, That haunteth the lone regions where hath trod No foot of man,) commend thyself to God!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

dawn 80x60cm

... a new dawn is upon us

soon the fires of tonight will breath their last smoky breaths

the true light will disseminatate the past and let the future be born...


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

light constellations in the Aegean 60x80cm

light constellations in the Aegean... in other words Cyclades, these most beautiful Islands are indeed a light constellation and they were in my mind's eye while experimenting with color and shape during the progress of the above abstraction...[A.R.S.]

Saturday, January 17, 2015

madama 40x40cm

"And so I'm marrying in the Japanese style,
Tied for nine hundred
And ninety-nine years,
Free, though, to annul the marriage monthly."

Thursday, January 8, 2015

νόστιμον ἦμαρ (day of return) 40x40cm

Πάντα στον νου σου νάχεις την Ιθάκη.
Το φθάσιμον εκεί είν’ ο προορισμός σου.
Aλλά μη βιάζεις το ταξείδι διόλου.
Καλλίτερα χρόνια πολλά να διαρκέσει·
και γέρος πια ν’ αράξεις στο νησί,
πλούσιος με όσα κέρδισες στον δρόμο,
μη προσδοκώντας πλούτη να σε δώσει η Ιθάκη.

Η Ιθάκη σ’ έδωσε τ’ ωραίο ταξείδι.
Χωρίς αυτήν δεν θάβγαινες στον δρόμο.
Άλλα δεν έχει να σε δώσει πια.

Κι αν πτωχική την βρεις, η Ιθάκη δεν σε γέλασε.
Έτσι σοφός που έγινες, με τόση πείρα,
ήδη θα το κατάλαβες η Ιθάκες τι σημαίνουν.

(Από το ποίημα Ιθάκη του Κ.Π. Καβάφη)

At every stage bear Ithaca in mind.