As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

Silhouette Study 2- Making Your Own Evolution

This week (Feb 27 to March 3) is dedicated to silhouettes and the many ways to enjoy this powerful art form.
When I first visited the Bugis Street Market here in Singapore, this was the most striking t-shirt design that I saw.

Human Evolution or De-evolution?

I thought this would be a perfect creative challenge while we’re on the silhouette theme this week. Here’s your dose of art today- make your own evolution silhouette. What would you like to see at the end of your evolution line?  Here’s how mine ends…

My Personal Evolution
Somewhere, Somehow – Along Came Art!

To find a suitable image for your project,here’s a great source on the internet that’s dedicated to silhouettes: Vision Exist

Have a great adventure, 
wherever your personal evolution takes you!
To learn more about Evolution visit: PBS
To learn more about the history of silhouettes and to see samples visit silhouette artist Tim Arnold‘s website
And here’s a great book on human evolution by Renaissance man Desmond Morris ,“The Naked Ape”. Below is a brief description of the book from Amazon…
“A startling view of man, stripped of the facade we try so hard to hide behind.”  In view of man’s awesome creativity and resourcefulness, we may be inclined to regard him as descended from the angels, yet, in his brilliant study, Desmond Morris reminds us that man is relative to the apes–is in fact, the greatest primate of all.  With knowledge gleaned from primate ethnology, zoologist Morris examines sex, child-rearing, exploratory habits, fighting, feeding, and much more to establish our surprising bonds to the animal kingdom and add substance to the discussion that has provoked controversy and debate the world over. Natural History Magazine praised The Naked Ape as “stimulating . . . thought-provoking . . . 
Some quotes on evolution:
“Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended. And this is all very natural and organic and in tune with mysterious cycles of the cosmos, which believes that there’s nothing like millions of years of really frustrating trial and error to give a species moral fiber and, in some cases, backbone.”
Terry Pratchett (English writer, b. 1948)
“Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.” 

3 comments on “Silhouette Study 2- Making Your Own Evolution

  1. serkan
    February 28, 2012

    Paullinaa Hi,

    My philosophy for the life is that I beleive , I don't live if,
    – I am not naughty,rebel at my twenties
    – I am not good husband at my thirties
    – I am not good father at my forties
    – I am not rich at my fifties
    So in this period I would sit over against computer or canvas, nevermind. But the most important think is that I believe, Any body doesn't live if they don't do anyting for human beings or others then themselves.


    February 28, 2012

    By the way I am following your blog.it's so successful. As an artist you are lucky that, you always have chance to do something for anyone.
    I will apply the senteces you wrote ““Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.”
    In other words, it became important to set over against canvas or computer..

    Thank you.. Serkan..

  3. Paulina Constancia
    March 5, 2012

    My Dear Friend Sekan,
    Because of evolution and invention, our paths have crossed, the invention of the plane brought us both to Canada where we met..and now with the internet,we can still continue to be in touch even when you are in Turkey and I am in Asia. Thanks for sharing a bulleted list of how you want to carry out your life philosophy. You are such a character, Serkan! I feel so privileged to have been your teacher and honoured to be your friend. You will have a beautiful life journey, I am sure of that! Hope to see you again one day and meet the love of your life. Regards, P.

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