Past, Present and Future
Last week was really weird in many ways. Had the opportunity of revisiting one of the more "interesting" episodes of my past, along couple of paths. And this is one of them :
"Long time no see ha…?"
Untitled, Acrylic on Canvas, 2002
This painting, created about six yeas ago, belongs to another world, I feel. I never saw it since 2003. I had no photos of it. To me, this looks like an abandoned path. Or a ghost town maybe. My paintings look so different now. I hardly paint this sort of stuff. But still, I enjoyed the revisit a lot. At first I felt nervous, like revisiting a child who ran away several years ago. hehe … This was a special child; It used to be one of my favorite paintings. That’s why I am still concerned about it.
The painting depicts a Bo Leaf with a hammer. The Bo Leaf is an ideologically charged symbol; being closely associated with Buddhism and also with loving-kindness + other softer human qualities, I thought it brings in a very unsettling feeling to the composition. It looks to me as if someone just hammered the Bo Leaf, few seconds before I captured it into the painting. Ah I should not go on babbling about it that much.
Took some photos of the painting and the owner, Lalith Abeysinghe who used to be my "boss" at a certain workplace. But alas, I think he had no idea about how to be the "boss" actually. :-D He was (and still is) a great friend. That’s why I gave this to him :-)
Network; When I’m not around…
Ok, I’ve been away for too long, once again. This is indeed a bad habit. That first sentence must be so familiar to regular visitors to this journal. But when I don’t post much art online, it definitely has some negative effect on what I paint; or on my art-making process; that’s for sure. People don’t pay visits often to your house solely to check out what you have painted recently, but here, you get constant interaction…and visits. And it makes you paint more vigorously and enthusiastically…
I have some poor paintings to show you. *not feeling good about most of the stuff* :( arrrgh, but still, what to do if that’s what comes out?
Before that, these are the online dwellings I use when I’m too lazy to post journal entries : add me if you’re on any of these sites :)
identi.ca (join and add me : http://identi.ca/lohang )
the awesome microblogging site, where I let out my stream of consciousness via IM and text messages :D
Friendfeed where all of my daily feeds(LJ, flickr, Del.icio.us bookmarks, google reader, identi.ca, twitter etc) are combined into one stream
when it is not down
Ok, I probably should shut up for now ;o)