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Art and Spirituality

An artist may create a work of art in the privacy of his studio but once created it is often put on display where one or more persons views it several times. Every time it is viewed, it produces an emotional impact on the psyche of the beholder. Every notable work of art must produce such an impact, and depending on the kind of impact produced, a certain karma – good or bad is produced for the creator- the artist. Using materials and techniques that are long lasting often creates many works of art that last for generations. Thus the karma they generate can be substantial.
This blog is one on art; therefore the spiritual details of the principle of karma are not discussed here. These will be found in another blog of mine devoted largely to spirituality ( Here it may be pointed out that every act of a human produces a karmic result. Every word spoken by a human too produces karma. Kind words produce good karma whereas harsh words may produce a bad on…

Endless Variations of Form and Color

The same object may inspire an endless variation of form and color on the canvas of an artist. The oil paintings on canvas illustrated in this blog are all variations of tree stumps, mostly just two stumps. These painting were created for an exhibition in April 2007, in the memory of a tree, a tall erect Silver Oak, that had died in the home of the artist and had to be cut down.