Apr 22 2012

#358 “The Room”

From David in Siauliai, Lithuania

This illustration was accompanied with the following letter:

You know, J, I really like the forest, but most of all I love colored lights, in the evenings when I hear the nightingale sing; it warns me of upcoming night. Then the forest gains new sounds. Windy nights remind me of the sea. I don’t know how, but I find myself going into the dark woods. Somehow I feel everything will be perfect; I’ll find the light, even though this forest looks mysterious and scary. Finally, the sounds of the forest connect with the lake and space around me to form the strange shape of a room: the place where I am at this moment… Before my eyes, I see a red glowing table. On this table is a cup of black coffee. This coffee is talking and it smells like fir trees.

Near the coffee is placed an envelope and a note: “My mind depends on this room, there are no mirrors, but it reflects you. Everyone of you.”

I ask myself: Where am I?

And the Coffee says: You’re in a strange shape room. Please, look at the cup. Watch it.  In a couple of minutes you’ll meet the woman: she’ll show you a gel. Then she’ll go out.

I: What women?

Coffee: There is something you cannot see. The blue light goes on and the wolf will come. He’ll watch you for a while. Light goes off. Light goes on.

I: No wolf, no wolf, no wolf.

Coffee: Now. Take the old small radio from behind the table. Do you see the door in a left corner of the room? Open it. There will be a
room with strange floors and the cross on the wall. Sit down in the chair. This chair saves people from vampires.

I: Whats next?

Voice of the Coffee from the radio: Look at the mirror. This is a mirror.

You’re the women.

The woman: Hi. I’m wearing black. Do you like me? There… Look! This is the white wolf. He is the owl. Ask him. (she runs away.)

I: What do I ask?! Wait!

Voice of the Coffee: You may be happy now. Get back in the strangely shaped room. Sit down.

Then all becomes dark. I can’t see.

To be continued.

Apr 1 2012

#337 “Black Forest Holes”

From David in Siauliai, Lithuania

If you’ve been following this project with any sort of regularity over the past few months, you’ve probably noticed that David from Lithuania has become a regular contributor, and you’ve no doubt been impressed with the quality and creativity of his work. Having come to know a little bit about David through email correspondence, I can safely say that he is one of the most interesting people that I have ever met. As a painter, historian, coin-collector, wolf-enthusiast and modern day philosopher, David is a unique and creative soul, and his most recent work speaks to the truth of this statement. Entitled “Black Forest Holes,” David’s inspiration for this piece sprang from musings about the Third Reich and the Nazis, who were often referred to as wolves.

When I asked David about his inspiration for his work, he had this to say: “I always say, creativity is like a dark water. Imagine yourself in a boat in the middle of a lake, surrounded by dark woods. Look around, you are surrounded by dark water, which means depth. You don’t see what is behind the water, you just feel it. This mysterious feeling should be caused by all true art.”

Thanks, David. I can’t wait to see where inspiration will lead you next.

Mar 6 2012

#311 Music Month (6)

From David in Siauliai, Lithuania

Today’s Song/Video: “Wolves” by Iron & Wine

Jan 31 2012

#276 Less is More (31)

From David in Siauliai, Lithuania

I only received this illustration yesterday, but I have already experienced so much joy in trying to unfold its intricate mysteries that I simply couldn’t resist sharing it as soon as possible… Enjoy! And bravo to David for this epic creation.

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a
stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in
awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

~ Albert Einstein