Archive for the ‘Susan Sontag’ Tag

In Flight   4 comments

Painted Lady-3185 blog

Painted Lady-3186 blogPainted Lady in Flight — Images by kenne

The truth is always something that is told,
not something that is known.
If there were no speaking or writing,
there would be no truth about anything. T
here would only be what is.

— Susan Sontag

When A Selfie Becomes A Self-Portrait   8 comments

kenne & joy painting-blog-2Kenne and Joy — Computer painting by kenne

This image started as an iPhone selfie and evolved to become a self-portrait.
I’m sure the purest of the art world would not see this as a self-portrait painting.
For me, however, smartphones, cameras and software are tools,
just as paint, canvas and mirrors are tools. Each can be art
without having been done by a Rembrandt or a Sontag. My desire is for others to become a tourist in my reality.

kenne

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.

— Susan Sontag

 

 

A Stately Saguaro Family   1 comment

Saguaro (1 of 1) blogA Stately Saguaro Family — Image by kenne

“Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.”

— Susan Sontag

Goldeneye   Leave a comment

Goldeneye (1 of 1) grunge art 1 blogGoldeneye Wildflower — Computer Art by kenne

“The primitive notion of the

efficacy of images presumes

that images possess

the qualities of real things,

but our inclination is to

attribute to real things

the qualities of images.”

— Susan Sontag

Fall On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Aspen Draw Colors (1 of 1)_contrast blogThe Woods Near Aspen Draw On Mt. Lemmon In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

The higher elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains provide plenty of fall colors from the variety of vegetation — bedstraw, bigtooth maple, cliffbush, corkbark fir, Douglas-fir, Gambel oak,mountain parsley, mountain snowberry, New Mexico locust, New Mexico raspberry, quaking aspen, Rocky Mountain maple, silverleaf oak,southwestern white pine and white fir.

— kenne

“Instead of just recording reality,

photographs have become the norm for the way things appear to us,

thereby changing the very idea of reality, and of realism.”

— Susan Sontag

# 4,000   7 comments

Sunset - Forget Al (1 of 1) Becoming blogThis is the 4,000th posting on this WordPress blog, Becoming Is Superior Being — Image by kenne

After two years of blogging on Yahoo’s now defunct, Yahoo 360, I began blogging on WordPress.com April 2008. This posting marks number 4,000. 

“The photographer is always trying to colonize new experiences or find new ways to look at familiar subjects — to fight against boredom. For boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other. ‘The Chinese have a theory that you pass through boredom into fascination,’ Arbus noted.” (Diane Arbus)

— from On Photography by Susan Sontag

Tear Drops Keep Falling   2 comments

White Rose (1 of 1) blogTear Drops Keep Falling — Image by kenne

Tear Drops Keep Falling

After saying our farewells

Keeping it private.

— kenne

Turner’s Notes

“In a world ruled by photographic images, all borders (“framing”) seem arbitrary.
Anything can be separated, can be made discontinuous from anything else:
all that is necessary is to frame the subject differently.”

— Susan Sontag

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