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Globes of Light

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Artist's Statement:

This painting depicts the large, ornate antechamber of a house of worship, and,

like the painting posted last week, is set in Turkey. Globes of light, manifold in an ascending spiral, draw the eye upward, along with one's thoughts and perhaps also the spirit.​

Oil on Canvas

38.5 x 28 in

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. Dame Freya Stark British travel writer, who died in 1993 at the age of 101; many of her trips were to remote areas in Turkey and the Middle East where few Europeans, particularly women, had traveled before.

There are two ways of spreading light:

to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;

only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate;

only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

[I]n grief nothing 'stays put.' One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs.

Round and round. Everything repeats.

Am I going in circles,

or dare I hope I am on a spiral?

C.S. Lewis

Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.

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