Monday, September 3, 2007
Woven bits on my thoughts on art as the amibitious manipulation of our personal scope to be seen by everyone or no one......
“one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”
It's as simple and unspecialized as that.
Expression, originality....in the way we walk, what we choose to see....
We express ourselves differently, and we may duplicate what appeals to us, what provides comfort… few embark on the true journey and some are “called” more strongly than others. Passion and blood flow fast and thick...both providing life.....some of the greatest representatives of this are Jean Genet, James Baldwin,and, even Jesus Christ. Where expression becomes duty and living comfortably in the world cannot be done without the completion of the inner on the outer.
Madness or clarity?
They way I see it is the way it is.
It’s "innovative art" being a double negative and SOMEHOW connecting that to the belief that we ALL have the potential to be innovators. I feel strongly in our potential to innovate and I believe that those who do not agree, have not yet learned how to see. Some of us are more consumed by our form depending on if we nurture it or not….or if we are given the means to nurture it. Ambition isn’t taught –however leading by example is important—but being born into nothing doesn’t allow for much ambition to develop. The demon/spirit inside of us has to speak loud enough for us to feel explosive if not reckoned with.
Ambition training. With varying levels of inborn desire, our ambition requires attention. Enlightenment. We should educate, not humiliate.
You wake up seeing red visions of fun-loving pain
Dancing on the blade provides us with choices.
We may not be aware of this as we peer over the edge
Spend time understanding that YOU are your palate and create from that basis. Learn.
That moment of priceless clarity provokes a high that is more delicious than any kind of greasy grass on the market. I say, get lifted! Stick your finger in the sauce and burn yourself. Taste it and memorize the ingredients. But don’t forget to share your sample.
The discussion of the artist is rightfully a regular debate amongst creators. People have decided that Van Gogh was mentally disturbed as he stood with ear in hand, but did he just get THERE? That enviable place that the typical artist immersed in his work will experience ---rare and usually fleeting connection.
Have we been spared?
Put time in and crank out the answer.
Practice makes perfect. Damnit.
This should provide you with some motivation: