Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Judgement

 "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself."-Wayne Dyer
When we see fault in another, we also become aware of a fault within ourselves. We become aware of our inability to deal with the person. We become aware of our inability to understand and empathize. Their behavior triggers a series of responses, in which we realize that we still have many things to learn.

A Portrait of Otto Dix

'Otto Dix' by Jina Wallwork

"You know, if one paints someone's portrait, one should not know him if possible."- Otto Dix

Monday, October 11, 2010

Deviation from the truth

"Even the tiniest initial deviation from the truth is subsequently multiplied a thousandfold."-Aristotle

Telling the truth isn't always easy. People cannot easily identify the truth. When a truth consists of information they expect to hear, telling the truth is easy. You are automatically understood, because you are simply confirming the knowledge that is already present. When you move away from the expectations of others, your truth becomes difficult to understand. You may not be understood or you may be thought to be a liar. The truth can make the present difficult, because it pushes away the people who cannot connect to your truth. However, the truth always creates a beautiful future because it creates a life where you are surrounded by people who understand you. When you tell a lie the reverse is true; the present is comfortable and it is held together by the lie. The future brings turmoil. The lie simply delays the disruption of entering a better life; a life that is reflective of who you really are.

David

'Michelangelo's David' by Jina Wallwork
'David' by Jina Wallwork


'David' by Jina Wallwork will be exhibited at the 'Open Exhibition'. The Gallery Clayton Square Shopping Centre, Liverpool L1 1QR, United Kingdom. 14th October - 31st October 2010.
http://www.independentsbiennial.org/2010events/1219-open-exhibition
http://www.madelainartz.com/

'Michelangelo's David' by Jina Wallwork is in a private collection.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How to create love

"If we know how to create the energy of love, understanding, compassion, and beauty, then we can contribute a lot to the world." -Thich Nhat Hanh

The core of our being is love. We do not need to create love; we are love. Being love is a frightening prospect because loving makes us vulnerable. Through compassion and understanding we recognize, that those around us are afraid to be vulnerable and we tell them it's alright. When someone cannot behave in a loving way, it is compassion that allows us to see that it is a struggle for them. If you can accept the amount of love another is capable of giving, without wanting to change it, then you will see beauty in everyone.

The Sistine Chapel


 These two videos look at Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel. They include a Second Life version of the Sistine Chapel. It is a monumental piece of art, that is so beautiful, even a virtual world would not feel complete without its presence.