Saturday, February 09, 2013

O'Connell's Every Art Wall

Susan Orlean's neat essay on Brendan O'Connell, the Walmart painter, is available only to subscriber's online.  I wanted to make a sort of summary of it in the following fashion. 

Orlean's phrases, my favorites

filled him with wonder
soft and luscious
cracked some essential code
non-growth industry
hapless bumbler
jittery, colorful abstracts
snoozy place
store's vastness
boulevard's of Paris
soaring infinity
deluxe experience

O'Connell's phrases, my faves

embracing downward nobility
Sanraedam-like religious space
Trying to find beauty in the least-
likely environment is kind of a
spiritual practice.
Creativity is like a virus.  It's
morphing all the time.
where the boundaries
can be.  

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