Curiosity – Day 4

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 4 of the 365 Days Project is by Leslie Parke]

Painting of China in the River by Leslie Parke
“China in the River” by Leslie Parke. ©Leslie Parke. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Curiosity. This hallmark of the Artist Mind can be the most entertaining – and leads to the greatest of discoveries.

#4 – The Artist Mind has the curiosity of a small child (or a cat.)  

If I’m hiking on a mountain, I’ll wander off the path to admire a gnarly tree root instead of simply focusing on getting to the summit. When I enter someone’s house for the first time, I sometimes want to quietly explore all the wall hangings, curios and anything else that captures my imagination before concentrating on a conversation. I love people with interesting faces that set my mind sparking with adjectives and free-associations, although it makes me forget to listen to what they are saying. I’m guilty of touching the sculptures in museums.

Albert Einstein believed his genius had more to do with his character: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

Painting of Branches by Leslie Parke
“Branches” by Leslie Parke. ©Leslie Parke. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Leslie Parke’s portfolio can be viewed on her website: Leslie Parke

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Descriptions of the images included in this post:

China in the River
Leslie Parke, New York, USA
Oil on linen

Leslie Parke, New York, USA
Oil on linen

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