Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 7- Gazing at waves-

I am going to make it..It's eleven thirty but I have the drawing for you. Between Etsy-things-to-do, papers to organise, coffee with a dear friend, piles of laundry, going to the post office, cooking a hot! chilli con carne, having a friend of Lucy's over for a playdate and so forth..., I kept glancing at the New York Times but it wasn't doing me any favours, I had to go over it three of four times before I found what I was looking for.
On page C6 there is a small dance review, the photo is compelling and I admit I drew the figures in my sketchbook . But I couldn't do that in the final drawing , it would be like cheating-

The title of the review is 'He gazed, she gazed, and they danced'. From what I understand it is a dance of mirroring movements with the dancers intensly engaged with each other through focused gazing.

Then on page D3 :'In Deep Sea, Waves with a Familiar Curl'.
Again there are two fascinating images, of waves derived from thermal readings. The main idea is that this certain type of wave has been discovered in deep sea, and it mirrors
a type of wave that is 'present throughout nature'.
But what interested me here was a
process of discovery that involves very intense, commited, and focused 'gazing'.
And if in this 'dance' of uncovering and discovering universal laws, the world has been for thousands of years gazing inside, down, and up, through microscopes and through telelscopes ...who is gazing back?



Laura said...

oh, you provide such entrancing imagery.. beautiful. i love the idea of gazing.

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you Laura- So nice to see you here-
Annamaria xx

holly aka golly said...

It was meant to be! How wonderful!

our little love nest said...

It is truly beautiful, Annamaria.
I love all the little details. I really don't know how you do all you do. I always feel days or months behind. xo

Sophie Munns said...

What a fabulous post Annamaria!
I adored the entire unfolding of your thoughts and activities and then to arrive at this fabulous drawing and weave two different yet not things into it... stunning!
Thank you.
delighted to have your visit.

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you Holly, Dee and Sophie for your sweet thoughts and for visiting! I cherish it!
Annamaria :)

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Oh! I missed this yesterday. It's lovely! Love the "mirrored" pink lines/figures(?). Today's drawing is wonderful, too. Such an interesting project you have devised for yourself!

Anonymous said...

the dance ..i see it..very late ..go to sleep!!