“The entire field of philosophy”, writes Dr. David Hawkins in his book Power vs. Force, “is merely evidence that man has struggled and failed for thousands of years to arrive at the simplest recognition of what’s true and what’s false". "Foolosophy" is a series of paintings meant to celebrate the power of our thinking as well as its inherent limitations. I bought a used book in the San Miguel de Allende library titled Las Doctrinas Filosoficas en Latino America. It seemed like a good place for a fool like me to play around with such ideas. These pieces are all painted on the old book’s beautiful, honey-colored pages.
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