Monday, November 16, 2009

Real Vision



"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." -- Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Charlie Hardwick (aka Uncle Charlie as he's known in the art world) is an old friend from Houston. He was a member of the legendary Texas punk band Dresden 45 and is now one of the region's top rock poster artists.

When I first started this blog, I reached out to Charlie and asked him to contribute something. I was going to come up with a tale and see what Charlie did with it. But then Charlie came back to me with his own six words.

"Blind artist perennially focuses. Infinite spectrum."

He sent me a link to a recent story in the Houston Press. After reading the article, I realized that Charlie was referring to himself. He's the blind artist. I encourage all of you to read this inspiring article. It makes you rethink the entire notion of where artistic vision really comes from.

This week, I give the floor to Uncle Charlie, his six words and his art.

Words by Charlie and Stephanie Hardwick. Art by Uncle Charlie.

1 comment:

westchesterdead said...

Stiles,

Thanks for another tale and subsequent link to a very interesting article about an amazing guy. Both heartbreaking and inspiring.

WCD