Thursday, July 16, 2009

Back Tracking to comment on art...

July 17
Just a quick back look at some of the art we've encountered... Wanted to show a sculpture of the Whirling Dervishes that was on the wall at our hotel in Konya. You see the images of the Whirling Dervishes literally everywhere in Konya.
Also, I wanted to show the image of the Fertile Female Goddess, which is strongly linked to the site at Catalhoyuk.
The other drawings, mosaics, etc... are part of an educational project sponsored by Shell. Groups of students are bussed into the site at Catalhoyuk, given an opportunity to speak with the grad students working on the excavation, and then given some time and space to create their own art, based on what they have taken in during the workshops. Much of it is imatative, but with their own creative spin. It is amazing to think that art from 9,000 years ago continues to inspire our young artists today...
May you discover a creative way to express yourself today, remembering that "Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery..."
We are off to the Hieropolis Roman ruins this morning... I think we have quite a hike up the mountain, but the trek is always, always worth it...

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