Posts in Art
No Respect for Gravity

Creative people are driven by curiosity.  The need to find out the inner workings of the moving parts of a mechanical or living thing and their effects on the world around them is integral to the artistic mind.  A mind that seeks to understand is one that can be nurtured to build.  Of course, the work of an artist is fraught with failure.  One of the greatest failures from the most misunderstood budding artists in history is found in the myth of the flight of Icarus.

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Choose Fire

History has proven change necessitates a divergence from the norm (see any revolutionary since the history of time).  And though not all change is progress, all progress necessitates change.  The greatest danger of status quo is its safety.  Safety in popular opinion is undoubtedly effective at bridling the mind and sedating the heart, stripping a person of any fear of standing out, at the price of their freedom.  Art does not live in safety.

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Art Above Aesthetics

There’s an honesty to true art that pokes holes through the dynamic canopy always before us where the grime of the raunchier shades bleed through and what’s left is the hidden beauty of the world.  To an artist, an old tree on the verge of death and decay becomes a part of history that ran with the land and gave shelter and clean air and life and breath to its people.  The dirtiest beggar seen by any other is a vagrant and a drain on society’s space and resources.  But an artist sees a life broken by pain and circumstance but still fighting.  Still alive.   

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