"mystery" @ eva wojcik 2011

Usually we feel more comfortable with all that we can see with our eyes in the daylight hours. But what of all we never see now just because it’s the dark of night or the deepening gloom of storm skylines? Joseph Conrad wrote of the darkness of the heart–but what of darkness of the mind and spirit? What of the darkness of the world at large that is often ignored or hidden?  Why hide what we’re proud to accomplish? There are “sunshine laws” regarding political work for reasons. One reason is that politicians do not always act in the best interests of anyone except themselves and the people who fund them. Yet many other nefarious and questionable actions are often played out during every day’s sunny times. Mysteries are not universally negative affairs. Much goes on during the nocturnal hours that is useful and positive for many animals and plants. Some of us are more creatively productive in the between times of twilight and dawn. What’s in motion during these transitional periods of light? It seems we are in a one such time of change and how we deal with the need to evolve to live in balance with other people and natural world of which humans are a part will decide how much longer our species gets to enjoy day and night.

Do you thrive in the in between light and dark times?


  1. lynnwiles said,

    March 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Yes, I thrive in the in between times and really love this energy scape and what you wrote Eva.

    • April 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you, Lynn. Oh what would we do without these times of daily motion from dark to light and light to dark? So much energy flowing then.

  2. roxie said,

    March 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Yes, thrive and energized – fabulous energy – the yellows grab me like a magnet! I think Conrad hit it, and I’ll add the darkness from inside permeates everything one touches…but one drop of light, and darkness is no more! I know, forever the optimist, I wear it like a snuggie.😀

  3. lesliepaints said,

    March 30, 2011 at 4:18 am

    This painting makes me think of a a description of the dustbowl I read a few years back. Great clouds of black dirt. Cutting edge, Eva.

    • April 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      Ahh Leslie, you give me pause with your connection to the dust bowl. You’re right. As for “Cutting edge”–well, that’s very kind of you, dear painting Lady.

  4. penpusherpen said,

    March 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    light and dark, and in-between, and as you say Eva, light does not necessarily shine on the deeds and intent of those determined to go their own way. Would that there were a ‘truth torch’ to find and destroy those who seek to hide their nefarious motives. So much in one painting, and it’s all there , plain to see. xPenx

    • April 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      xPenx, welcome to the between times. I like your notion of a “truth torch”–I suspect it would be forever busy in these times.

  5. Barbara Rodgers said,

    April 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Very nice mysterious painting, Eva.

    My favorite play, Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” is full of mystery and magic and I love watching it performed under the stars from dusk into the night. I also love celebrating the summer solstice at night. But most of the time I’m an early bird, thriving and active at dawn.

    Dusk has its magic, too:
    “Between the dark and the daylight,
    When the night is beginning to lower,
    Comes a pause in the day’s occupations,
    That is known as the Children’s Hour.”
    ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    • April 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      Barbara, thank you for the Longfellow poem. Oh Shakespeare–and summer dreams–mmmm. Early birds have lots of company with all the breakfasting avians. Merci.

  6. artistatexit0 said,

    April 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Once upon a time my creativity flowed better between dusk and dawn…and now I appreciate a good night’s sleep more than ever. As my body has “adjusted” over the years (also read “aged”)…so has my creativity. I like mornings with two good cups of coffee before heading out the door.

    • April 10, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      I suspect it’s a good idea that you are not exploring the riverbanks when the light is not high in the sky, Al. Ever try sleeping at the river? Do you picinic with coffee there too? Hi.

  7. Kaoki Shiki said,

    April 8, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I really like that image and the text fit pretty well.

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