The survivors will bloom

“The world is a dangerous place.
Not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing”.
– Albert Einstein
 
The last Mohican ~paskutinis mohikanas

Tomas Karkalas 2015 ~ Last Mohicans are indwelling Klaipėda

The survivors will flourish again, and the earth will be renewed again.

Will you be among them?

Mothers call children miracles, but if someone calls themselves that, it is already disgusting …
However, I think I am entitled to such a title because …
I was born twice.
The surgeon said after the first head surgery:

  • Well, Tom, you are now at least twenty years older than what is written in your passport.
    So, dates will be my only tombstone mistake

light’s gate

Tomas Karkalas' photo
disability indicated a dead end but love broke through the walls of me

This photo as if expresses an overview of my life. If one would look at me the picture may look dark . I’m the disabler. Nevertheless, I rejoice over the sun outside because my family cared for me and enabled me to paint.

my life is full of exciting events, I would be happy if they were an example to someone.

Chinese proverbs teach, “Many complain about their appearance, but no one complains of reason,” “Great graces come from heaven, and small ones come from man.”
In support of these thoughts, I say:

  • Lightning strikes only a tall tree. So why do shrubs tremble on the ground?

Lost sanity

digital painting eternal truths ~ 60x45cm ~ Tomas Karkalas

eternal truths ~ 60x45cm ~ Tomas Karkalas

Lost sanity unveils the wonderland of the eternal truths. Have a look. That would enable you to see better my anatomy of love

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed ~ Proverbs 11:25

Last glimpse

last glimpse - digital photo-painting by Tomas Karkalas

digital photo-painting LAST GLIMPSE by Tomas Karkalas, Lithuania

Even the best message is just the words, if it comes without the addressee. Therefore, I am questioning myself, what do I do? Why? And thus discover a meaning in my gazing through the window: the passersby dress the famous quotes for the strangers could revive the ages, put the wisdom to the irritating bustle outside. So my “Last Glimpse” got the meaning .

“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.” — Harold J. Smith

The trees know my thoughts, but do you know them too?

photo painting "The trees know, but do you know? bu Tpmas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania
The trees know my thoughts, but do you know them too?

Trees read thoughts,
The trees comfort me,
but I appeal to you.
Silence obscures the truth

my response

Freedom is never free; it is always bought with blood.O.S. Hawkins.

eyes from underfoot

Eyes from underfoot …

photo painting "eyes from underfoot" by Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania
photo painting “eyes from underfoot” by Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania

I have learned to respect all passersby – to see myself in others. The sense of self in the universe taught me not to throw garbage down the street.
So far everything was fine, but today I was stopped by the drawing under my feet. The fairy’s eyes stared at me from under my feet – I felt paralyzed. I was afraid to even cross.
On the other hand, it was good to check where and how I was moving.

in other words, the artwork greatly expanded my spatial awareness: painting taught me to think in images and left at the bus station..


I reminded the wise Frank Stella’ saying, “I don’t like to say I have given my life to art. I prefer to say art has given me my life”

A Hometown Welcome

photo painting "Hometown of the Creativity" by Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania

photo painting Hometown of the creativity” by Tomas Karkalas / Lithuania

The everlasting youth just can’t look old despite the fall outside. The picture proves that. The fine arts convince us of everything we just dream about. So let’s create with joy.

“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.” — Harold J. Smith