Paintings by Neil Conrad
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)

29Oct/13

roof tops

the caption reads.....

27Oct/13

mezzo forte

fandango

and the return to start

20Oct/13

Hamsun

Hunger

growth of the soil

9Oct/13

Godfrey de Bouillon

found out that the Crusaders didn't call themselves Crusaders, they were Knights of Christ, Knights of St. John and stuff like that.

funny what you can find out in wikipedia

30Sep/13

Beat

'I see painting as an evocative magic, and there must always be a random factor in magic, one which must be constantly changed and renewed.'  (William S. Burroughs)

'Follow your inner moonlight;  don't hide the madness.'  (Allen Ginsberg)