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?

nursing serendipity

nursing serendipity ~ 60x80cm  ~ Tomas Karkalas


I think the picture will reflect my emotions well.

While hearing that somebody is sick, we start to think about nursing, but the mentally ill patients can only dream about such understanding. Their hardships look like a crime to te world. Therefore I can’t rejoice over the consciousness of my town.
On the other hand, either the being the mentally ill is something deserving the applause?
Not, of course. Then why did I’m irritating?

when we succeed in transcending our prejudices, we insensibly will enter the realm of the spiritual wonderland.

Now, let me share some of the visual thoughts by inviting you to Modus Vivendi.

Humility

humility

Humility / Tomas Karkalas / Klaipeda, Lithuania

God’s being the same today as He was yesterday enables us to trust in His Word. What can be and must be increased is our own understanding of the Scriptures. As we will grow in a study, our questions about God’s knowledge will be changed to the gratitude to God for the healing us from our misunderstandings.

fellow-traveller

photo painting HUMBUG FELLOW by Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania
photo painting SELF-PERCEPTION by Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania

The title put a question what is this? So the viewer wonder where is he ? That‘s why I like the fine arts. What is this?“ always blossoms out at art showrooms.
The close-up always works like magic  – changes everything to the abstraction that captivates with its symbolism. People can only envy such consciousness outside the exhibition.

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

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”

art therapy prompt: what is the meaning?

the drawing "art therapy prompt" - unknown author

art therapy prompt – unknown author

A pile of drawings lay on a table in a wait of the somebody attention. I had to choose what to pic up to represent the art therapy class for people with the psychiatric disorders. That was the hard task because each picture had its own charm, but ultimately the image you see on above made my choice. These lines attracted me, and I made a shot. Now I had to say something, to explain the cause of my interest. Thus I recalled the quote:

„It is not what we receive but what we give that heals us.“ ~ Richard P. Evans

What we give…

How would I respond?!

THAT was the meaning of the picture, so I put down my camera and clasp in my arms the mentally ill fellows.
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