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The nature of being human
Manikin Dreams: What is it to be human? Is it to be more then flesh and bone? More then red liquid pumping through veins? Is it thought, laughter, the ability to love, to sing, to dance, to dream? Or is it empathy: to feel the joy and sorrow of others? Is it the willingness to shed water, to sacrifice ones own flesh?
Is it the ability to question? How can a disassembled mannikin ever dare to think, to breathe, to dream of of nimble movement, to gaze into the eternal silence and return with knowledge of the self? Is being human the ability to give form to something new that was only imagined? To create complex ideas? Or, is humanity the act of questioning the nature of the self?
Is it possessing a soul? The ability to have faith in something greater then ones self, or the exercise of free will to deny fealty and chose ones own path?
As this series expands, it may become the base for a book.
Duane Kirby Jensen
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All Paintings in this album © 2011 By Duane Kirby Jensen
Entrance Upon a New Land
The Hunger for Wholeness
From the wilderness they emerged
Upon Entering the City of Men
Sketches for Mannikin Dreams and Despair
Into the Wind
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