The aesthetic observer is not a normal being. Man's basic animal existence is one of work and struggle. He struggles continuously to avoid death from hunger and attacks from the wild beasts which stalk the jungle of life, he works
ceaselessly to conquer woman, to win riches and to assure himself a good place in the world. And all of a sudden, in the midst of this ceaseless battle for survival in which the weak are forced to go to the wall, each of us, at some time will pause in a moment of quiet to observe another human being or perhaps a landscape or maybe a work of art, even though be of little material advantage to him. In the war we wage to survive, the moment comes when we pause and observe and an absolute perfect peace descends: WHY ?
Edith MBELLA and Francis MBELLA, Exhibition in Paris "REFLECTIONS OF COLOR"
October 1985 - Hotel Sofitel Sèvres