“Art maybe the only space where an individual can be utterly free to question himself, as well as… “

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“Art maybe the only space where an individual can be utterly free to question himself, as well as his relationship to his God”

Anselm Kiefer, German, painter


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“The painter locks himself out of his own studio. And then has to break in like a thief.”

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“The painter locks himself out of his own studio. And then has to break in like a thief.”

Jackson Pollock, painter


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“I want to sing my interior landscape with the simple artlessness of a child.”

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“I want to sing my interior landscape with the simple artlessness of a child.”

Claude Debussy, French, composer


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“What probably distorts everything in life is that one is convinced that one is speaking the truth because one says what one thinks.”

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“What probably distorts everything in life is that one is convinced that one is speaking the truth because one says what one thinks.”

Sacha Guitry, French, actor, director, screenwriter


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“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.”

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“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.”

All too often too often we try to push, pull, outline and control our ideas instead of letting them grow organically. The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.

Julia Cameron, author, writer, from The Artist’s Way, 1991


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“Taking pictures is like panning for gold. You do it again and again, and sometimes you find a nugget.”

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“Taking pictures is like panning for gold. You do it again and again, and sometimes you find a nugget.”

Raghubir Singh, Indian, photographer


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“a world where there are Octobers”

 

Through The Island Forest
Through The Island Forest by Douglas MooreZart – copyright 2016, all rights reserved. Original Fine Art Prints By Douglas MooreZart

 


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


In the mountains of southern California there is a lake with an island in its midst. Outside this island a majority of trees were consumed in a forest fire in 2003 (The infamous Cedar Fire).   Many of the trees had stood 200-300 or more years. But on the lake’s island you can still walk through a landscape of beautiful ancient oak and pine trees. On a fall day, as I walked the island’s edges, I came upon this spot-  a still standing glorious ancient survivor.  Autumn perfection – Fall color surrounds, the air is crisp and clear, migratory birds call above and the sun rests on the horizon.