accidental observer (s)

jesus and mary statues looking at cross shadowNovember 8, 2015

The plan was to overpaint some inexpensive religious figurines in bright neon pinks, yellows and greens–sort of a shocking, unexpected take on the traditional. Before burying these Ebay finds of Jesus and Mary under a layer of fluorescent spray paint, I first tried using them as objects forming today’s cross. But as I began to arrange them on a white background near the window, an imposing shadow made its own cross. The statues then became mere observers, rather than the main show.

He is a great observer, and he looks
Quite through the deeds of men.
-William Shakespeare

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. -Bertrand Russell

The observer is a prince enjoying his incognito wherever he goes. -Charles Baudelaire

Observe others and learn, observe nature and learn but, above all, observe self and learn, for this is one of the main keys to spiritual perfection. -Ian Gardner

I am an observer but I have much to see -Kalyani Rajalingham

Divine and undivine.
He alone is the Doer;
I am a mere observer.
-Sri Chinmoy

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