Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Greatest Need

"But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?"- Mark Twain

It is easy to offer love and support to someone who is loving. It encourages that person to be a continuing presence in your life. We are rewarded for our actions. If we offer love and support to someone who isn't loving, there is no reward. They will not offer gratitude and we will increase our connection to someone who does not offer kindness. They may laugh at your generosity because they know that you will receive nothing in return. Sometimes, you are responsible for the only act of kindness that a person will experience. People need kindness, not because it encourages them to be a better person, in some cases it doesn't. Kindness makes you realize that life is good and full of possibilities. Everybody should experience moments in life where they realize that this is true.  

The Canvas Project at Brooklyn Art Library

'Dishonest' by Jina Wallwork
'Fields' by Jina Wallwork
'Turn' by Jina Wallwork
'Dishonest', 'Fields' and 'Turn' will be exhibited at the 'Canvas Project' Brooklyn Art Library, 103A N 3rd St Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States. 3rd December 2010.

http://www.brooklynartlibrary.com/

A book to accompany this exhibition is also available here.

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Portrait of Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky by Jina Wallwork

The Eyes of Others

 "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." -Marcel Proust

Seeing through the eyes of another changes your perception of the world. Suddenly everything appears new and exciting. Art allows me to view the world in a million different ways. Each artist gives me the gift of their perception. It is a gift that makes me realize that the world is so much more than it appears to be. My perception can only see a part of the world, it is the perception of others that allows me to see more. To know how someone else emotionally connects to their world, is wonderful.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Artist Portrait Series

'Ernst Barlach' by Jina Wallwork

The image above is from The Artist Portrait Series . The purpose of this series is to attempt to capture the essence of each artists. I have a great interest in the nature of the aura and I have tried to capture the aura of the artist within each piece. Their artwork is an expression of who they are and through it you can see their true self. It seems impossible to stop an artists energy from existing within their work.

Aura Photograph of Jina Wallwork

I had my aura photographed yesterday. I include it as a loose idea of what auras look like.

The Artist Portrait Series will be exhibited at the '5th Annual ATC Exhibition' The Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC, V6Y 1R9, Canada. November 26th 2010- January 22nd 2011.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Roses

'2 Roses' by Jina Wallwork

'3 Roses' by Jina Wallwork

'2 Roses' and '3 Roses' will be exhibited at the 'Christmas Open 2010' The Liverpool Academy of Arts, 32 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BE, United Kingdom, 23rd November - 9th December 2010.
http://www.la-art.co.uk/

Existence - Lao Tzu

"So it is that existence and non-existence give birth the one to (the idea of) the other". -Lao Tzu
Existence creates the idea of non-existence. We always presume duality, such as the belief in good and evil. However non-existence cannot create the idea of existence, because nothing exists to create. There can be no connection between two, because one is simply a concept and the other is everything.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fail with honor - Sophocles

"I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating." - Sophocles
There are things to learn from defeat. We realize what is needed in the next step to succeed. We learn of the gaps within our ability and it reveals the practical steps that can be taken in order to improve. If we cheat to achieve victory then we will never learn the processes. Learning the process of how to succeed is far more beneficial than a single act of success.

In Coversation with Newman and Pollock

'In Conversation with Newman and Pollock' by Jina Wallwork

The artists, Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman were friends. If they could both have a good conversation, then their verbal expression is capable of blending together. Their expression can merge and interact, without a fight for dominance. If this is possible in a conversation, then it is also possible with other aspects of their expression. Their artistic expression should also blend together. In this piece I was trying to find the point, where their artistic expressions blend. I'm the casual observer of a conversation between the two. 

In some ways this conversation has simply changed its language. A series of words and tones has become a visual conversation. Their visual language is merging together in an image.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Musical Differences

'Musical Differences' by Jina Wallwork

'Musical Differences' will be exhibited at the 'Firstdraft Annual Fundraiser'  Firstdraft Depot, 13-17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, NSW 2011, Australia, 13th November 2010.
http://firstdraftgallery.com/

A Portrait of Alexei Jawlensky

'Alexei Jawlensky' by Jina Wallwork


I love all religions - Mother Teresa

"I love all religions, but I am in love with my own."
- Mother Teresa
Within this quote, Mother Teresa reveals a personal connection to her faith. People will connect to the understanding of a religion in many different ways. An old soul will show love and compassion through their religion and a young soul will attempt to force their religious beliefs on others. Both will believe that they are true representatives of a faith because both will hold a personal connection to their religion. Their connection will be relative to their own understanding.  Many religions teach that God is love. We all understand love in different ways. Therefore we will all understand god in different ways.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Chance Encounter

'Chance Encounter' by Jina Wallwork

'Chance Encounter' will be exhibited at the 'South Square Salon Show 2010' South Square Gallery, South Square, Thornton, Bradford  BD13 3LD, United Kingdom. 6th November- 22nd December 2010.
www.southsquarecentre.co.uk

Instructions for Existing

We are all following these  necessary instructions. On a base level we understand what instructions are necessary in order to exist. This incredibly complex behavior has been incorporated by everyone. For a moment consider what those instructions could be.

This passage of writing will be exhibited as a part of 'Instructions for Initial Conditions'. A conceptual exhibition at Drift Station, 1746 "N" Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68510, United States. 5th November-29th November 2010.