Summer is almost over. It feels weird if you aren’t one of the fortunate people who are returning back to school or college. I see back to school stuff everywhere, and I’m not included in the fun. There are a lot of people who just have to ignore all the back to school advertising, merchandise, and t.v. commercials and go on with their lives. No, I can’t buy a new school wardrobe or backpack or shoes or any of those fun things. My life and schedule will continue to be the same as it was for the past few months, or actually – years. Working 8-5. After the smouldering hot summer, school almost seems as comforting as a wavy building way off in the distance when you are stranded in the desert. Once you get back there, life returns to normal. Your heat exhaustion is over. But for some of us, there is no returning back to normal. There’s just returning back to nothing. There’s just keep going and doing what you are doing. Move along, there’s nothing to see here.
However, while not shopping for school supplies, I found some great art online that inspires me and gives me the feeling of an endless summer. Jesse Treece’s art reminds me of a place where summer never ends. Where it never gets dark and the red sun is always shining. Although he is from Seattle, which is know for its never ending rain, his art is the epitome of what it feels like to be constantly over-exposed to UV rays! I really enjoy it. His collages are created by manipulating vintage images into surreal scenes of weird beauty. Here is some of his work to accompany your end of summer blues. And if you would like to see more, you can do so here:
“Is This The Place That They Call Paradise?”
“Heart is Home”
“3AM of the Soul #11″