Shadowness - Kimheise http://shadowness.com A lot of pain and injustice is caused by anger and I feel as if I’m obliged to make artwork that reflects ideas about the danger of it and it’s... en Holding Onto Anger http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/holding-onto-anger-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/holding-onto-anger-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/311798/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />For all the talking I've been doing, this is the first piece specifically about anger. Some appropriate quotes from Bob Thurman, who writes a book on the subject, regarding the divergent ideas about anger from Aristotle and Seneca: "Quoting Aristotle...is likening anger to a useful weapon for just war or noble fighting. Seneca rejects the usefulness of this weapon; it is a breakable sword or a spear with two points, one pointed toward the wielder. He gives the martial artist's observation that the energy of anger is not steady and reliable, it attacks violently at first, but quickly wearies and cannot sustain the fight, giving the example of a snake that emits all it's venom on the first bite and then is harmless." "Seneca argues like a Buddhist that in all these cases, prosecution, defense, prevention and punishment are all better served without getting angry, that anger always makes it harder to get things right. What is needed in these situations are courage, justice, endurance, and wisdom; such virtues have no need of borrowing their strength from vicious emotions such as anger." Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:36:57 -0500 Never Fails http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/never-fails <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/never-fails"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/307272/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Monotype for my sister on her 21st birthday :D in very small print at the bottom is her favorite quote on love "It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. Love never fails" Reference courtesy of Russel A. Considine found here: http://www.mnalphabet.com/ Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:28:31 -0500 Protector http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/protector <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/protector"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/305818/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />monotype version of this imagery that I've been trying to articulate for a long time. It's not quite the way I want it yet. I'm going to let some time pass and then come at it again, perhaps in a different medium. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:19:21 -0500 Self Portrait With Parakeet http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/self-portrait-with-parakeet <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/self-portrait-with-parakeet"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/305381/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Monotype (I wish I had a parakeet) Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:20:13 -0500 Gulls Fighting http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/gulls-fighting <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/gulls-fighting"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/305380/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />monotype reference: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7688897@N05/4893976362/ Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:18:07 -0500 Geese Fighting http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/geese-fighting <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/geese-fighting"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/305379/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />monotype Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:18:01 -0500 Do You Remember? http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/do-you-remember <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/do-you-remember"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/304536/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A monotype illustration for the short story "Mr. January" by Kate Baggott on Omnibucket http://omnibucket.com/stories/Mr-January-Kate-Baggott white figure in background comes from here: http://fav.me/db0jtn Sat, 26 Jan 2013 19:19:37 -0500 St Michael http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/st-michael-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/st-michael-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/304456/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />“Instead of looking outward (for ways to avoid anger) we look inward. Look at anger itself. It looks very menacing like a billowing monsoon, cloud, or thunderstorm, we think we could sit on the cloud; but, if you go there, it’s just mist. Likewise if you look at the thought of anger, it will vanish like frost under the morning sun. If we do this again and again, the propensity, the tendency of anger to arise again will be less and less each time we have dissolved it. And at the end, although it may arise it will just cross the sky like a bird not leaving any track.” - Matthieu Ricard http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_578951&feature=iv&src_vid=qzR62JJCMBQ&v=vbLEf4HR74E Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:31:10 -0500 St Michael With A Mop Instead http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/st-michael-with-a-mop-instead <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/st-michael-with-a-mop-instead"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/304455/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />"Our prime purpose is to help others. and if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -Dalai Lama Engraving Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:31:05 -0500 Sleeping (Shavasana) http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/sleeping-shavasana <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kimheise/sleeping-shavasana"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/304454/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />"Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistant basis is exactly what you will experiance in your life" -Anthony Robbins Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:31:00 -0500