Monday, July 11, 2011

Wexford Sights (XXXIII)


"I ... was waiting for a bus and I happened to look at the pavement and I noticed that the experience of looking at the pavement was the same as the experience of looking at a [Mark] Tobey [painting] ... the aesthetic enjoyment was just as high." John Cage.
I can't say I fully agree with the sentiments expressed in that statement, but the above image, the surface of an old tree, does remind me of an abstract painting...

8 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Wonderful DE. It looks like a surreal bird simulacrum/

Good to see you blogging

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks Jams. Yeah, I've been out of sorts recently, but am slowly getting back to myself again...

Stan said...

Lovely. Makes me want to touch it, tree-perve that I am.

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks Stan. Old trees do have such beautiful varieties of texture. I've been a bit remiss about visiting your excellent blog recently, something I must rectify. On the subject of language, what's the generally approved spelling for 'perve'? I would have thought 'perv' myself...

Stan said...

They're both OK, I think. Perv is the main entry in the OED, with perve mentioned as a variant.

A Doubtful Egg said...

Ah, the joys of language!

Sean Jeating said...

What colours, what a beautiful photo, my dear perv(e)ing friends.

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks, Sean, and my apologies for the late reply to this.