"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Sunday, August 04, 2013

Magpie #180 Nothing Up My Sleeve

Drawing Hands, 1948 by M. C. Escher 

Sleight of hand-
Nothing up my sleeve-
One hand doesn't know what the other is doing
What is real
Draw some lines-
Hard to say what truths you are viewing

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19 comments:

Berowne said...

Shrewd and subtle; well done.

Faycin A Croud said...

I've worked plenty of places where the left hand doesn't know what the right hand's doing!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I like this Kathe. Quite unique :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Escher was a genius.

Lyn said...

I like this so much, totally original..yay!!

messymimi said...

Whenever i look at a piece of art, i wonder what is up the artist's sleeve, or the meaning behind the meaning. Love your interpretation.

Jinksy said...

" Hard to say what truths you are viewing "


Methinks all the world needs looking at in this way! :)

gautami tripathy said...

Short and succinct...!!

existenialism

Stephen Hayes said...

Most appropriate words. I first became aware of M.C. Escher in high school and have loved his work ever since.

Sandee said...

Smoke and mirrors too. I love this.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

Cheryl said...

I am not aware of Escher at all. So nice to learn something new. Very cool post, Kathe.

Helena said...

Those double dealing hands do make the truth hard to fathom on this one!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

There are times when it is very hard, indeed!

Trellissimo said...

I approve. Hope you do . . .

Trellissimo said...

Sleeves can hide much in the way of boney elbows! LOL

Tess Kincaid said...

Excellent...

Kutamun said...

Taking palmistry to a whole new level !

Margaret said...

I'm thinking "magician". :) Nice.

Sharon Bradshaw said...

This is fabulous, Kathe! Thank you.