Ink and Acrylic Paintings
In the 15th century Leon Battista Alberti called paintings 'a window' on the world.
In the 20th century Abstract Expressionists worked against this kind of illusionism and made a concerted effort to reinstate the picture plane as a flat but infinite possibility.
Infinity is frequently juxtaposed to our own mortal limit.
Withour much effort our thoughts can revolve around the possibilities of our mortality.
But imagining the aftermath of death is as difficult as comprehending infinity.
It is like a window that we constantly try to see beyond and yet its frame and its glass barrier remain.
Storm windows are used to reinforce the fragile glass barrier protecting it from nature's onslaught of wind and bad weather.
Our imagination is like the storm window acting for us as that part of our psychological being that suggests a glimpse toward what is beyond us at the same time protecting us from the inevitable.
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