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THE WIZARD OF EARTH SEA

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graphite on paper, 2012

Quote from "A Wizard of Earthsea " by Ursula LeGuin

Illusion fools the beholder’s senses; it makes him see and hear and feel that the thing is changed. But it does not change the thing. To change this rock into a jewel, you must change its true name. And to do that, my son, even to so small a scrap of the world, is to change the world.
It can be done. Indeed it can be done. It is the art of the Master Changer, and you will learn it, when you are ready to learn it. But you must not change one thing, one pebble, one grain of sand, until you know what good and evil will follow on that act. The world is in balance, in Equilibrium. A wizard’s power of Changing and of Summoning can shake the balance of the world. It is dangerous, that power. It is most perilous. It must follow knowledge, and serve need. To light a candle is to cast a shadow. (A Wizard of Earthsea 43-44)
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
3114x4182px 2.61 MB
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S3200
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Nov 14, 2012, 5:52:23 PM
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inObrAS's avatar
Wonderful work! :clap:
Volovo's avatar
Hast du das von Ernst Fuchs gehört
ArtOfTheMystic's avatar
Ich war ja mit ihm befreunded - war auf seinem Begräbnis flic.kr/s/aHskpQVc9m
rachelab74's avatar
Love the illustration and love the story. Your drawing makes him look like the composer, to the music that may bring about this change. In a way he looks like a type of shaman. :)
ArtOfTheMystic's avatar
well, that is just another word for wizard - you ought to check out the books! 
rachelab74's avatar
Hehe...I do have a stack in my pending pile..what's a few more.

One day I will be the type to just pick up a book and know all of its contents by just holding it. :)
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