Contemporary paintings in light by Bernd Jansons
In my home, I have a window which consists of two panes of overlapping glass separated by a narrow gap to permit air flow between the panes. Behind the glass is a fly screen. This morning I noticed a fly has manoeuvred itself into the space between the glass and the screen. Watching it trying to escape, it becomes apparent its instinct is to move in an upward direction in order to find the way out. Of course, in this case the correct strategy is to crawl or fly down until encountering the gap between the sheets of glass. The fly will never escape if it sticks to its instinctive strategy. It will die of starvation. Perhaps the instinctive strategy to avoid disaster is not always the best one.
Last year I set up an online store on the website. The idea was to give people the opportunity to buy inexpensive digital “prints” of my work here, directly from the website. Unfortunately, time has shown the demand for this facility simply is not there and for this reason, reluctantly, I have decided to close it down. It was a useful exercise if, for no other reason, then to give me the experience in actually building an online shopping facility. Sometimes we try something and it doesn’t work. That’s life.
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150,000 site hits but not much else happening which is my fault. I need to get back to creating some work. Thanks, people, for coming. I’ll try to have something new for you soon.