Sunday, December 11, 2005

John Lennon.....The Artists Lament

    The Anniversary of John's passing, only adds another ring of sadness to the wonder of his potental lost.

     The sketch shown here was drawn by John Charles Mertz, who has captured the essence of man who carries the weight of being expected to "create universally accepted songs". All too often we focus on the glitter of being in the spotlight, but rarely give thought to the pressures it brings upon the artist.   

   We hear your words John ..they are the call of every Artist....and thus become, The Artists Lament.


         Whether the art form is painting color onto a canvas, or arranging words on paper, or forming clay with hands, or a song from his heart, the artist expresses the energies that are locked within.
  His final product, an indulgence of his desire to reach into a world that will connect what is real to what he hopes his art will express.
   The artist (painter, writer, musician, sculpter) engages brutal harshness of pain, or immaculate rays of hope, and ultimately creates a world of illusion that resemble the truth. Art is supposed to set the artist free as art is a freedom to express.

"Living is easy with closed, misunderstanding all you see

It's getting hard to be someone, but it all works out

it doesn't matter much to me."     Strawberry Fields Forever


  And as I write, with all this freedom flowing from my heart through my pen, I am no more free than a slave, a slave to my senses, a slave to my secret passions, a slave for the kiss that eludes my lips.
  There is no greater prisioner than the one who lives in a world filled with dreams...and yet without dreams, there would be no art to paint this world the way is wishes to be seen.

    It was another day without you, John......but your music and its world of images play on and on and on......... Rest in Peace~~~~~Marc

10 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

Marc that was a beautiful tribute to a very talented man. It always seems that the best of us gets cut down by the worst of us...very sad.  I had done a tribute to him to and then my computer ate it..I gave up...I really was so upset the day he died.....Sandi

lissamom2 said...


 There is no greater prisioner than the one who lives in a world filled with dreams...and yet without dreams, there would be no art to paint this world the way is wishes to be seen.

Marc, my heart hears this completely. Bless you, my dear friend.
Melissa

eml625 said...

I remember his passing... I was down at the Dakota in Manhattan, so much sadness.  Give peace a chance.

Ellen

randlprysock said...

I didn't know or enjoy John Lennon quite the way my mom's generation did but I do remember when he passed away how world reknowned he was and how the world lamented.  I do appreciate the trend he started with little round sunglasses.  And every now and again I hear a song of his and think to self, now there was a man with talent who reached out to the world with his gift.  I was tremendously excited one day when hubby brought me home a pair of little round spectacles to wear... and I thought, well, now I can be kind of like the other Lennon fans.
Lisa

highlander6246 said...

You may say he's a dreamer, but he's not the only one.  I hope someday we'll all join up, then the world will be as one!  Marc, what you say would make you deliriously happy ( : would probably, in all reality, make you blush deliriously, then you'll probably faint on account of delirium!  Nevertheless, you should keep dreaming...
Wendy -

jtuwliens said...

The anniversary of John Lennon's passing...  I'm reminded of Michelangelo's Slave series (of 12) that he did in the early 1500's.  Each slave was held captive by their respective marble casing, and struggled desperately and with such expressive elegance to free themselves but were arrested by the bonds that ultimately chained them.  Beautiful!
Judith

dcmeyer420 said...

Ahhh, the misunderstood artist. Hate to throw a cliche here but one really can't please everybody. What does "universally accepted songs" mean? Isn't commercialism the death knell to creativity? Most art are subjective and I'd say, just create what pleases you and hope that you will find a target audience.

philadlfiagrl said...

yes i am feelin the love....i love lennon too

gdireneoe said...

Can a girl get a fan?  HELLO?! ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

bobandkate said...

Sad that he died violently before his time. A good memorial tribute and I like the picture,
Kate.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/bobandkate/AnAnalysisofLife/