On Art and Magic

An excerpt taken from ‘Great Circle’ by Maggie Shipstead.

“I thought about how the medium of music is time, how if time stopped, a painting would exist unchanged but music would vanish, like a wave without an ocean.”

I love the link between the expression of art and the movement of time — for me, it conjures an image of artists as wizards. The painter and his power to freeze something in time; the musician and her ability to manipulate time — to erase, to seemingly make something of nothing in an instant.

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Laurie Wilson

Indexing my inner space explorations. Borrowing from others who’ve done the same.