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11-26-11: Revised and updated
New Work from Brad Bauer.
Brad is a gifted photographer with a penchant for common, but unusual subject matter. These two examples and several others at the gallery were actually printed on canvas in his own studio – not a “send out for more copies” situation. He not only supervises the production of his work – he produces it himself. Once completed to his standards, Brad attaches the canvas to the 1.5″ stretcher bars and applies a finishing glaze on the final print of his vision. Brad is limiting the number of prints of his work and is often out seeking new and more challenging subject matter year after year.
New Work from Lissa Hase.
These are mixed media pieces on wood surfaces and are cradled to at least 3 inches thick on the sides – no frames necessary by any means. These two pieces illustrate the passion that only Lissa can bring to common materials to create beautiful and meaningful works of art.
Recent Works by John Stillmunks
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Independent Thought currently has 5 paintings from John Stillmunks’ “Malcontents and Neer-do-wells” series examining some of Aesop’s Fables. I added some text from each story to remind everyone about the story.
“The Laborer and the Nightingale”
A Labourer lay listening to a Nightingale’s song throughout the summer n ight.So pleased was he with it that the next night he set a trap for it and captured it.
“Now that I have caught thee,” he cried, “thou shalt always sing to me.”
“We Nightingales never sing in a cage.” said the bird.
“Then I’ll eat thee.” said the Labourer. “I have always heard say that a nightingale on toast is dainty morsel.”
“Nay, kill me not,” said the Nightingale; “but let me free, and I’ll tell thee three things far better worth than my poor body.”
The Labourer let him loose, and he flew up to the window ledge and said:
“Never believe a captive’s promise; that’s one thing.”
Then again: “Keep what you have.”
And third piece of advice is:
“Sorrow not over what is lost forever.”
Then the song-bird flew away.
“The Goose and the Golden Eggs”
One day a countryman going to the nest of his Goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because he thought a trick had been played upon him. But he took it home on second thoughts, and soon found to his delight that it was an egg of pure gold. Every morning the same thing occurred, and he soon became rich by selling his eggs. As he grew rich he grew greedy; and thinking to get at once all the gold the Goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing.
Greed oft o’er reaches itself
“The Eagle and the Arrow”
An Eagle was soaring through the air when suddenly it heard the whizz of an Arrow, and felt itself wounded to death.
Slowly it fluttered down to the earth,
with its life-blood pouring out of it.
Looking down upon the Arrow with which it had been pierced, it found that the shaft of the Arrow had been feathered with
one of its own plumes.
“Alas!” it cried, as it died:
“We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.”
“Belling the Cat”
The mice had a general council to consider what measures they could take to outwit their common enemy, the Cat. Some said this, and some said that; but at last a young mouse got up and said he had a proposal to make, which he thought would meet the case.
“You will all agree,” said he,
“that our chief danger consists in the sly and treacherous manner in which the enemy approaches us. Now, if we could receive some signal of her approach, we could easily escape from her. I venture, therefore, to propose that a small bell be procured, and attached by a ribbon round the neck of the Cat. By this means we should always know when she was about, & could easily retire while she was in the neighborhood.”
This proposal met with general applause,
until an old mouse got up and said:
“That is all very well, but who is to bell the Cat?”
The mice looked at one another and nobody spoke.
Then the old mouse said:
“It is easy to propose impossible remedies.”
“The Fox and the Grapes”
One hot summer’s day a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. “Just the thing to quench my thirst,” quoth he. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: “I am sure they are sour.”
It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
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