No Life Without Death
It’s just a simple truth. There is no life without death, not for us anyway. I think it only sounds more profound than it is because we are so far removed from the killing of the animals and plants we eat. It’s stating the obvious to say the overwhelming majority of us never see it. Never see an animal killed for food. Of course we know it happens, but we’re emotionally detached from it — completely. We never see it. I haven’t either.
So I think it’s worth pondering. Worth keeping in mind. Life on this planet feeds on itself. All animals, including us, eat either other animals or plants or both. Most plants do not, but a few do. This is just the way it is. It’s not “right” or “wrong”. And so we should not feel bad about it, but we also should not forget it. Being so far removed from the reality of it, lets ignore and forget it instead of making any kind of peace with this reality.
The alizarin crimson is, yes, a blood soaked sacrificial altar. And the trees grow from that sacrifice. As do we all.
Everything else is just cool lookin’. I mean come on, it is just a painting — lighten up! 🙂
Here again are the in-progress shots — I’m not messing with a slideshow this time. (grrr!!)