Storied Pictures: Samples
--Copyright 2008-2010 by Jerry Buley, Ph.D.
Some have told me to make "nice stories." But, nice stories are boring. I've tried
creating happy little abstract stories to go with my pictures, but they become to much
like greeting cards or motivational poster. I want my storied pictures to have some
bite to them.
Some say I am too cynical about relationships. My relationships are fine, but what
I see in the relationships of others is very strange. So, as the abstract painters say
when they paint women that look awful, "I paint what I see." I would not want to live
in their world. But similarly, I would not want to live in the world I describe in my
Sill others have said, don't be so political, but ultimately everything boils down to
politics. You are either understand your karmic connection with everyone/everything
in the universe, or your don't. If you do, you'll understand what I do. If you don't,
you won't understand. My goal, above all else, it to get you to spend more time
with my pictures. If that doesn't happen, I've done something wrong.
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors. Number 1
- from Robert Frost's poem "Mending Wall."
To read an article on storied pictures, go here