a dead bird hanging from some barbed wire

Life is Art…

I took this picture back in 2011 during a visit to Coll using the Hipstamatic phone camera app. I was struck by the bird, just hanging there, lifeless, presumably until some other creature in the food chain comes along to release the barbed-wire fence of its burden. I then proceeded to attempt to rationalise the ‘artiness’ of it in a blog post. I’m not sure if I succeeded, but here it is anyway.

From August 2011…

Oscar Wilde stated in The Decay of Lying that “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”. This illustration of anti-mimesis can and will be debated until all kinds of ruminant mammals come home but I can’t help feeling that life is art.

Anyone can be an artist and no one view on what is ‘good art’ and ‘bad art’ is the correct one. Art is much about the ‘found’ as it is about the ‘created’. Art is as much about brutality as it is about beauty. Everywhere in life, as there is in death there is beauty and brutality. Art is Life, Life is Art.

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