In collecting thoughts for this, our very first Viewpoints 9 challenge, a great quote came up in one of my searches: "If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music...." -Albert Einstein. Coincidentally, the quote relates to our first challenge in several ways.
First, it embraces the idea of perceiving the world in a style other than words and pictures. This is the main objective of our group, to explore these "other" styles as sources of inspiration and interpret them into our artwork.
And, secondly, the theme of music. Years ago, in a music class, we were asked to listen to a piece of music and write down the images that came to mind. An interesting exercise that made one realize how composers and choreographers may view their world very differently. Like visual art and literature, music is put out there for us to experience. And while the tempo, style or key may have universal significance, the experience is still very personal.
Music comes into our lives in so many ways. We know what we like. We associate it with certain events (weddings, holidays) or specific people ("our song"). Music has the ability to transport us to other times and places in our lives.
But in the absence of words or context, what can it conjure? So, this is my challenge for all of us. Listen and create....enjoy!
The orientation for this challenge is PORTRAIT.
The Virtual Gallery Opening will be on April 26th, 2012