Saturday, December 19, 2015


The artist who is not self-reliant compromises the work.

Those who demand that art and music be free need not be surprised when they are given propaganda, and ultimately realize that art no longer exists.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Surrender Nothing

It is not modern culture, but the contemporary critique of culture that is fraudulent.

As criticism, it is not put forth with the intent of encouraging elevated expression, but as a vehicle for seizing and controlling cultural perspectives, and thereby to do the same with wealth and power.

No one understands this fact more than artists who have lost both autonomy and all means of support while "works" of no value beyond their dubious meanings as sociopolitical "statements" are lauded by the so-called intelligentsia.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Torn Curtain

The legitimacy of  'art' is always in question.

This is a means of control.  The artist may conceive and devise unprecedented concepts and methods, by which to produce entirely original works, yet until and unless such works are deemed "legitimate" or "authentic" by one or another respectable source they are of no significance whatsoever.

The fact that this recognition almost invariably takes place through either social posturing or some form of political maneuvering should never be lost upon the creative individual.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Singular Variations

Perceptions suggest and evoke reasoned responses as well as instinctual reactions.

Conversational tone changes, ideas are visualized, words chosen, and the imagination expressed in every medium.  But the clamor is ceaselessly for "free art", and so are art and artists valued.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


The arts must reject conformity and assert independent visions from positions of strength.

Totalitarian cultures cannot tolerate opposing perspectives, because they are incapable of defending absurd ideas and asinine viewpoints.  What critical thought and insight reveals, against the weight of risk and threat, courage and integrity demand the arts illuminate.

Monday, December 14, 2015


It is a simple fact.  Art is highly significant and valuable.

One cannot debase the contents of consciousness, whether personal or cultural, without serious consequences.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Substance, Shadow, Consciousness

So-called "dark" visions and expressions are but infantile, morbid extravagances.

To place greater value on technology than upon the ultimate potential of the human mind is an affront to humanity itself. Such a false perspective is one of infinitely greater hazard to freedom, culture, and society than any demoralized view of the human condition can possibly be.