Sunday, July 15, 2007

More illusions

Here we are, another weekend gone. A weekend of popping illusions.

Surreal. Like the art of Man Ray. While in The Golden State we saw an exhibit of photos of Man Ray’s Paris studio. This weekend, we looked at a book of Man Ray’s photos and Rayograms; we watched his inventive short films featuring a starfish, giant dice, patterns of water reflections, a woman juggling fruit underwater, swirling lights of a carnival. Would have been fun to be one of the actors. Would be fun, enlivening to be in the midst of that innovation.

And so we’ll start another week, wondering what is real and what is just an illusion…


The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action.
~ Oscar Wilde

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
~ Mark Twain

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved the Man Ray reference, and links. I’m psyched to see his work in Paris. REM references him in the opening track of Reconstruction of the Fables of the ……Feeling Gravity’s Pull with the line, “It’s a Man Ray kind of sky, let me show you what I could do with it…..”

Check the letter box later in the week……