Local Art

Moeder de Gans

"Birds breathe five times as fast as we do; they live at high-fever temperature; they sing and feast and fly like mad. They keep on interrupting one’s daydreams in welcome ways. These air-swimmers can make us feel like bottom fish. Yet they keep telling us that we too are free – in imagination at least.

If the sky has a world in her keeping, so does the imagination. She keeps a hollow, round world, light as air, and fully as large as the material one. Art is what stirs this cosmos. Making private experience and universal truths interpenetrate. No passports are required.

The round world of imagination never can be fully explored, let alone conquered. Yet so swiftly does it spin that one may pass almost anywhere within it by remaining still, by hovering a moment."

Alexander Eliot.