Saturday, March 14, 2015

One Take

The mind filters and assembles and evaluates perceptions.

Culture informs consciousness, but the strength of that culture and consciousness depends on the individual who will not be yoked to the wheel of collective vision.

Friday, March 13, 2015


Everything must be connected, etc., etc., ad nauseum.

Observe the ever-strident discourse that insists humanity be dependent upon technologies, as if there is no imagination, creativity, or consciousness otherwise.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Late and Soon II

Culture evolves with the speed of communications,

Accordingly, developments of ideas and techniques that once took centuries now run their courses in years or decades. Yet when communication is instantaneous, such ideas can be dismissed as having no value within minutes, and all the more so when understanding is predicated upon mere superficial engagement and shallow, or failed, thought processes.

These facts must not escape observation, and consideration must be given equally to an additional truth: regardless of how quickly information moves, ideas, techniques, and creative efforts may still undergo developments that take years, decades, and centuries.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Art is more than a product.  It is more than decorative surfaces and stylish sounds.

Art is a philosophy: it is a way of being and communicating that transcends the frayed threads of common banality, emotional excess, and vanity.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Take No for an Answer

There is, in fact, a great disturbance throughout the aesthetic fabric of culture.

See everywhere reflexive acceptance of mediocrity as the norm, and "controversy" as the claim of art. These are no more than contradictory passions, with contradiction expressed as a grasping, illogical lack of self-knowledge. There is nothing to be gained by bland, benighted subjectivity.

Art is a force of experience, and if it cannot be found within the culture, it must be brought forth.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Walls Within Walls

Defy the norms.

The creator influences, the culture establishes.  The only outcome of a sealed system is decay.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Repute and Noise

It is the work that moves the artist.

The ego and the persona, these are indifferent things.