Battle For The Beauty Of The Sun
Mixed Media - Silk-featherbrush Paintings
Battle for the Beauty of the Sun (Silk-Featherbrush Painting #23)
As pointed out in the description for JOURNEY TOWARDS A BRAND NEW DAY: Last month (May 2019) I was asked by the editors of Excellence Reporter to respond to these interview questions: "What makes a compassionate city or community?" and "What is the meaning of life?"
The way my creative instincts work these days, questions of this kind tend to inspire both both verbal and visual considerations. My verbal answers provided for Excellence Reporter can be found at the urls posted at the bottom of this description. BATTLE FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE SUN and the already posted JOURNEY TOWARDS A BRAND NEW DAY are the visual results.
I see the image here titled Battle for the Beauty of the Sun as representative of resistance to different forms of extremism which increase polarization and encourage violence as a means for resolving conflicts. Although done with a minimalist approach in the Silk-Featherbrush style, it is meant to convey movement toward balance and fulfillment.
ALSO: In addition to the questions posed by Excellence Reporter, the composition of Battle for the Beauty of the Sun was also heavily influenced by my reading of Asian author Yang Jisheng's Tombstone, the Great Chinese Famine 1958-1962. TOMBSTONE in particular reminded me of some human beings' strange habit of intentionally corrupting or destroying the abundance of beauty which surrounds us on a daily basis. But how fortunate we are that many more employ their energies toward the exact opposite: preserving and creating all that which makes life the extraordinary adventure it is.
Please feel free to check out my answers to Excellence Reporter at these urls:
For "What makes a compassionate city?" visit: https://excellencereporter.com/2019/05/10/aberjhani-what-makes-a-compassionate-city/
For "What is the meaning of life?" pleae go to:
June 11th, 2019
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