Do you see the stars or the tree?

Do you see the stars or the tree?

Oscar Wilde once said “I may be laying in the gutter, but I am looking at the stars.”

My son Chadwyck Wirtz shared this photo with me and made me think about our vision of the world.

Do you see the tree, the stars or both? Or do you see something else? The joy of the moment?

Views or visions that make you think of something other than what you really see can bring such joy in life.

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How do you see the world?

How do you see the world?

No artist sees things as they really are. If he did, he would no longer paint.

Love this quote by Oscar Wilde.

Who knows if they really saw their world this way, but is does hopefully make you stop and think about how differently our eyes find the world through our art.

 

Driving through Eastern Washington this week I was entranced with the beauty of the fields in the Poulouse.  Undulating hills in golds, greens, browns and skies heavy with clouds.  As an artist we look at the view as if it is our next painting, not a barn or tree on the side of the road.  I have often thought that so many people just drive through our amazingly beautiful country and see little other than the road ahead.  If we expand the view our joy can be amazing!!

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