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25.5.10

The Product- People On Escalator Leaving Ikea

The Product
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G. Boersma
acrylics on masonite
23.6" x 17.7" or 60 x 45 cm
2010

During my lunchbreak today I noticed Ray Bradbury's book Fahrenheit 451 lying around on my table. To be honest, it's the only book I ever read by him and I don't know much about the man. So during my lunchbreak I checked youtube if there was any info about the author who's book I enjoyed so tremendously. I happened to stumble upon a couple of very interesting and inspirational clips.

In one of them he said: 'If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: "It's gonna go wrong." Or, "She's going to hurt me." Or,"I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . ." Well, that's nonsense. You're going to miss life. You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.'

After hearing him say that I looked at my painting I just finished and sort of felt sorry for the figures on my painting. Yes, they seem to be happy with all the new products they just bought, but they weren't jumping off any cliff, they're taking the escalator for God's sake. Sure hope that they have other inspirational things to do as well, because leaving the Ikea at the back of the store on a escalator sure isn't one of them, is it?

kind regards, Gerard


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