Cosmorama with Rhino

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.”
— Confucius

Like reading a past entry in a journal, it is often interesting to scrutinize an older artwork. Awareness of what one does the same and what one has refined to do differently can be quite informative. Sometimes, after doing this, I am slightly disappointed to acknowledge a more skillful handling of a basic technique. Preferably, this activity brings a certain kind of satisfaction that comes with perceived attainment. Continuous improvement must be built on both emotions.

Cosmorama with Rhino
mixed media and collage
J A Dixon, 2006
collection of V K Birney

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