Take 10 minutes to enjoy the â€˜ephemeral absoluteâ€™ today. Could you just sit back and enjoy? Did you find yourself getting impatient and wanted to see the next painting and the next and theâ€¦? Did you want to break the artistâ€™s intent and get a screenshot of that favourite painting to keep (Disclosure: we nearly took a screenshot for this daily)? So many lessons about how we relate to the impermanence of life in such a simple artistic idea.
from: #tds245 Ephemeral art for stillness | The Daily Stillness
GÃ©neration …Etc… This is great. Even before I had got through reading the daily post I was thinking screenshot.Â
This is exactly the sort of thing that makes my mind race.
Before I have watched three images stream by: how is this done, can I do something like it, let’s look at the source.Â
Not stilling my mind. I pop down to the bins and the newsagents. I am excited, gifs, servers, writing this response. I love being excited by a stream of thoughts and ideas.Â
Half way through the hundred yards to the shop I remember that this should be about stillness. Feel my feet, watch my step, breath, follow a crow, smile. A few seconds later I am thinking about thinking, and this post, and my neighbour who passes…
Back in the flat I watch the webpage while coffee boils. Not exactly stillness, but absorbing. Are there patterns? or am I making them up. I like this stuff, maybe I can get it on the big screen at work…
I could save any image by pressing and holding on the iPad. I don’t.Â
The image with this post is a gif made from a string of imaged generated by Decim8 on my phone. Giffed with a reduction of colours in fireworks. Sort of inspired by the images from GÃ©neration …Etc…