‘Zoom In (All Seeing Eye)’
I had just been listening to jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter’s adventurous 1966 album “The All Seeing Eye”, when I saw ( and saw through to the building behind) the pictured glass sculpture in downtown Auckland.The sculpture zooms in to the world beyond – an all seeing eye.
Strange when two very different art forms conflate in one’s mind!
…another take on the impressive Māori canoe in glass, situated at the entrance to the Auckland Art Gallery. the vertical sculpture points to the sky…
“Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.” – Vladimir Nabokov
“Leadlight (Faded Memories)”
frame it up with blackened lead
fill it in with frosted glass
forget the things that went before
“And since you know you cannot see yourself, so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself, that of yourself which you yet know not of”
Looking up in a transit lounge at Dubai Airport. Yesterday’s post had rocks mimicking waves at an Auckland beach.
Here the glass and steel and concrete of windows looking out on the runways is a curving cathedral where travel is worshipped and your chosen destination is a skyward apex.
“How many cares one loses ,when one decides not to be something ,but someone.”
– Coco Chanel
This quote has almost been my mantra in the past year or so.
The creeping realisation came that I was defining myself by my various jobs,roles and external expectations , not by my core,essence and natural intuition. And I was losing myself in the process.
The labels that the world uses to pigeonhole us should not stick to us through everything , or anything all really, but they do .
Be warned ,you might just have to break a jar or two to lose those labels, and just be someone – you.
Glass broken, cares lost….
Urban mosaic with glassed pieces of the sky…