I took this photo en route to a new friend’s dorm room at Victoria University in Wellington. One of my best friends was with me, and we found this and other similar illustrations on the way. The intricate detail on this illustration and the fine, numerous cracks in the wooden lamp-post, along with the stillness of the image, remind me that while the creation of this illustration would have caused chaos (albeit on a miniscule scale!) in some manifestation, the resulting image is something beautiful. Or at least, I think it’s beautiful.
When you think about it, everything is a result of some chaos. In this case, it’s the friction between the vivid’s fibrous tip and the wooden lamp post extracting and staining ink in a formulated design on the wood. For the molecules and tiny atoms involved in that process, it’s gotta be chaos. Well, at least in comparison to the cushy life they’ve become accustomed to living in the ink cartridge of a permanent marker purchased in the Cuba Street Whitcoulls by some hipster from Kelburn.
Good golly; day two and I’m already getting pretentiously meta. Or maybe meta is the wrong word..
Abschied bis morgen, mädchen und jungen.