Scientists have recently proved, that seemingly mundane activities, like taking your rubbish to the local tip, is actually very cathartic. The symbolic and practical concept, of emptying one’s home of extraneous items and the physical act, of taking them for waste disposal, releases dopamine in the brain.
With this in mind, I thought I would post a photograph of a local rubbish tip, in an attempt to stimulate feelings, of replenishment and renewal. For a bit of fun, I applied a filter on this photograph of a municipal dump and created a digital painting as an alternative, for more prosaic viewers.
Either way, Art is one’s own perception, not someone else’s. The frame is a simple affair, in homage to Edgar Degas, who hated ostentatious frames, to such a degree, he designed is own. One day, Degas went to a friends house, to find one of his beautiful sketches of Ballerinas, housed in a baroque style, golden frame. He promptly removed his masterpiece, rolled it under his arm and departed said friends home with due alacrity.
My name is Steve Howard. You have been reading the Digital Circus.