Paintings by Neil Conrad
10Apr/14

Bernhard

"words ruin one's thoughts, paper makes them ridiculous, and even while one is still glad

to get something ruined and something ridiculous down on paper, one's memory manages

to lose hold of even this ruined and ridiculous something.  Paper can turn an enormity into

a triviality, an absurdity.  If you look at it this way, then whatever appears in the world, by

way of the spiritual world so to speak, is always a ruined thing, a ridiculous thing, which

means that everything in this world is ridiculous and ruined.  Word were made to demean

thought, he would even go so far as to state that words exist in order to abolish thought...

In any case, words were bringing everything down, Konrad said.  Depression derives from

words, nothing else... it was comforting, one of those rare times when one feels that every-

thing is possible again, Konrad is supposed to have said to Fro.  Suddenly everything...

---Thomas Berhard   'The Lime Works'

"Everyone, he went on, speaks a language he does not understand, but which now and then

is understood by others, That is enough to permit one to exist and at least to be misunderstood"

---Thomas Bernard, Gargoyles

19Mar/14

the Gambler

he once was an actor...  in happier days

17Mar/14

Infinity

'The problem with introspection is that it has no end.'  (Philip K. Dick)

'I'm plagued with indecision in my life.  I can't figure out what to order in a restaurant.'  (Chuck Close)

25Feb/14

tactile

'Art has nothing to do with clarity, does not dabble in the clear and does not make clear.'  (Samuel Beckett)

'Pari siamo!...

15Feb/14

Scarlatti

'Rien ne pèse tant que un secret.'  (nothing weighs more than a secret) --  La Fonataine

14Feb/14

Feb 14th

'If you want to go down into the self, you'd better go armed to the teeth.'  (Paul Valéry)

'The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.'  (Paul Valéry)

2Feb/14

present perfect

'Nothing is more intolerable than having to admit to yourself your own errors.' (Ludwig van Beethoven)

'Music is the mediator between spiritual and sensual life.' (LvB)

'This is like déjà vu all over again.'  (Yogi Berra)

26Jan/14

transitive and intransitive

Cat Video:  I dreamt that I'd been watching a murder yes, a flock of crows for a spell and from several vantage points, they weren't a large number, just a few congregating at the top of a hugely tall tree.  I was so absorbed in watching their antics I hadn't noticed that I'd managed to make my way up the tree to their level.  with all the noise they were making they hadn't noticed me lurking on a nearby branch.  I was tensing up  to leap on one of the crows as it swooped by and realized that I was more than 20 meters above the ground.  Whoa!  change of plans.  wake up!

study

study

13Jan/14

intended connections

unintended results

29Dec/13

Future Perfect Continuous

Logo Land

the faucet dripping, no music playing, no sound of water either.  (afterthought of thunder)  

hypocrite lecteur!  --mon semblable, --mon frère!   (Baudelaire)

when you can't turn off the music in your head try watching football.  the announcers voices have a way of obliterating just about anything.

17Dec/13

past present participle

Baffled

stymied

12Dec/13

Mangled Grammar

pourquoi?

station identification

test patterns

2Dec/13

Leaky Playhouse

talking to myself differently tonight.

28Nov/13

Science Project

'An object never serves the same function as its image - or its name.'  (René Magritte)

26Nov/13

tango

no quotes for Astor Piazzolla

reflections on the countertop

the hotpad

25Nov/13

Daylight

'Art is the most frenzied orgy man is capable of.'  (Jean Dubuffet)  

25Nov/13

souvenirs

'Les vrais paradis sont les paradis qu'on a perdus.  (true paradis is the one that you have lost.)   Marcel Proust

12Nov/13

Single Loop

the aristocrats

11Nov/13

Grinto

11Nov/13

Camus

'Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretent to be.'  (Kurt Vonnegut Jr.)

'Mistakes are joyful, truth infernal.'  (Albert Camus)

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