Beauty

August 2, 2013

Beauty is white. Beauty is black. Beauty is essence; pure, unadulterated, smooth. Beauty is worn; tired, used, tried and failed and tried over again, full of stories of woe and elation.  Beauty is a line that flows confident in its journey. Beauty is a line that wanders discovering imagery in its making. Beauty is a swan revealing all that he is in the first light of day.  “Beauty is you my love,” he whispers.  “Come and create a new marvelous with me.”

Artwork by Shannon Troxler

Artwork by Shannon Troxler

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  1. it is wise to revisit and contemplate the concept of beauty a word and idea that has gained a reputation as being “trite” and “overused” in our society especially in reference to art. As an artist I constantly struggle with this, in the end I am moved and respond to what I find beautiful in the natural world, wether that is a swan stretching it’s wings, or the curve of a woman’s hip bone gilded by light. I like to think, and dearly hope, that beauty is still relevant and needed in our troubled world. So much of contemporary art expresses the anxiety, anger and ugliness which is a constant undercurrent of our society, and I respect that. But I believe there is a need, perhaps more then ever, for the pursuit of beauty in all it’s nuance and depth and truth.

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  2. Who is the God who determines truth and beauty? It doesn’t seem to exist. Maybe that is why art is so varied and at times incomprehensible

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