26 July 2012

Originality and C.S. Lewis Quote

There has been much discussion in the blogging world about 'originality'. Can one ever really be original, especially with the vast exposure to information and visuals through the internet? Is there really a thought, idea, creation that has not been conceived before? This is a deeply philosophical question; one that will make a person feel extremely intellectual and human by pondering.

I think maybe C.S. Lewis summed it up in his quote:
“In literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” 

my calligraphic rendition


detail 1

detail 2
 I love the detail photos where you can see the fibers of the paper.
Written with watered down sumi ink, speedball B5 and Esterbrook Radio Pen nibs,
on 9"x12" Arches textwove paper. 

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