Art: The Painter and the Psychiatrist.
I’ve always loved the paintings of Edward Hopper. I remember seeing a major retrospective of his work at the MoMA a number of years ago. When I sat before Night Hawks, for perhaps twenty minutes, my daughter asked me, “What are you seeing?” What a terrific question! For a long time, I’ve wondered if my […]
Synchronicity and Creativity
Everyone is talking about creativity. But what about synchronicity? Are they related? Just think for a moment about synchronicity. Two or more unrelated events clash together like lightening to create a meaningful, [often mind-boggling] message for you. It seems mysteriously orchestrated in some other place—outside time and space. If […]
Joseph Campbell, James Joyce and Art
Still thinking about what makes great literature? [#2] I have— and here’s what I’ve come up with. [But, if you’d like to read the first post first here it is http://maryemartintrilogies.com/whats-great-literature/ ] Joseph Campbell, mythologist, lecturer and thinker is one of my favourite writers. He dedicated his career to the study of myth—story which comes from deep […]
The Myth of the Story Teller and The Scientist
Who knows what lies beneath the surface of the psyche? Peer deeply into this image. Does it suggest the human psyche? It does to me. Already, I can see dream-like figures rising up. But it’s not. No one’s ever seen the psyche. In fact, this is a photograph the Cariana Nebula found somewhere deep […]