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The idea of rational idea, of ‘What lies beneath’, under the skin, in the conscience/unconscious and sub-conscience minds, has been a subject that has fascinated me for 40 years.

Our reality is an illusion.

On one side, there are age old irrational aspects of belief, faith, trusting in something up there, or in our hearts, in our emotions. For the most part passive. This has had contrived implications and has slowed ‘progress’, with violent results as well as benevolent ones.

On the other hand is the scientific, rational, inductive/deductive/observable, argumentative, or the cold heart of reason.

A concept is intuited, an experiment is designed, tested, adapted, until the results are concluded and ratified, time and time again until the formulation is definitely validated by a multitude of scientists and a barrage of experimentation, action, argumentation and eventually, consensus. No doubt in what has clearly evolved through that specific process of experimentation, until the next question may cast a shadow, and then we’re off to the races again. There is no absolute truth other than entropy, chaos.

In that you can believe.

I do believe in one of these, however there needs to be an element of faith, and a whole lot of intuition added into the experiment, without which it would make the scientific aspects a little drier. It's the faith in yourself, in the belief in your convictions of what you are trying to achieve, your goals, perseverance, and the willing to be wrong, as well as being humble in victory.

The fact that I was relatively successful on the sports field, allowed me to experience a large gamut of what exposure can do to the individual, some of it positive, some negative.

But one thing is certain, the participant, individual concerned, is the only one that really knows how he played the game of talent and application. He has pats on his back, and fear in his heart.

Those sporting days have past. But experience carries through to the end.



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Title: Calista Most Beautiful
Size: 121 x 91 cm
ID: 24031
Media: Mixed Media
Price: R 25 000
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