FRIOUR project 13 is on rebellion, contestation, protest in all its meanings: artistic, political, social, cultural, historical and present ones. I dedicate this 2012 project to all mail artists who have told me they like my art but PLEASE Guido stay away from politics! They are forgetting that all the great art movements of the modern past (Dada, Surrealism, Cobra, Situationism) were involved in attempts to change society. So REBEL REBEL aka the essence of art expressions by artists in society
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dinsdag 17 april 2012
REBEL through the magic of trees
From Sarah Jo Pender, from the Indiana Women’s Prison in Indianapolis
I love trees!
Trees are so good to us, giving us oxygen to breathe, cleaning our water, providing shade in their life and shelter in their death.
They give us this paper, the pencil I write words with, and the envelope I painted.
Trees are magical, like all plants, magical little things that grow into magical big things that are essential to so many of us other magical life forms in this amazing, magical universe.
TREES ARE MAGIC.
When I am with trees, big and small, I wonder like a child.
I know the scientific explanations of their life cycles and the processes of their doings.
I have even listened to trees as recorded by a hydrophone as their cells thirsted for water.
Still, no amount of knowledge can evaporate the mist of awe and wonder I feel in the presence of trees.
Trees are our kindred.
They, too, are born to live. And born to die.
In between they are silent witnesses to the magic of the universe.