Left Out

February 18, 2010

Oh Creative One! Many of Vermeer’s paintings are done in front of windows with concrete evidence of the natural light he used to paint. I often wonder what is on the other side of the window? Children shouting? A delivery off a horse-drawn wagon? Lovers kissing secretly? It is fascinating, what is IN a picture or play or story or poem or sculpture and what is left OUT.

Curious Creative One! What is IN your work? What have you unknowingly left OUT? Should it remain on the outskirts? Cast a shadow? Perhaps you should invite it in, apologize for hurting its feelings, leaving it out in the cold like that…

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