Saturday, January 23, 2016


Art exists in a broad spectrum combining concepts, gestures, performances, and objective works.

Impressions, perceptions, and ideas that cannot be put into words must be articulated by other means, each of which extends the cultural vocabulary of the human condition.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Strike Counter Strike

Collective idealism can never tolerate art.

But this is an ancient idea.

Art is the expression of an autonomous individual, one who takes a measure of reality and expresses that measurement.  What matters is the discernment necessary to evaluate whether a work is a true reflection or a falsification.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Critical Clarity

"Feeling" is not reasoning.

No artist maintains credibility or integrity who claims purely subjective and emotional perspective is superior to established fact, and no such expression rises to the level of art.

Lies and propaganda may be interesting for what they are, but culture and history remain objective in judgement, and uncaring as to whether they are viewed as unkind.

The foundation for intellectual and perceptual elevation is Reason, a point of departure that is most essential, even as the transcendent sense of being rises beyond all understanding.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

View and Variation

Art expresses belief and judgement.

Certainly this means art represents a philosophical perspective, whether viewed as a representation of reality or as gesture alone. To interpret or to simply experience any work implies a philosophical choice.  Were it otherwise one would have no choice, other than to accede to, or impose, diktat.

What cannot be expressed directly can, and will, be evoked by other means.

Monday, January 18, 2016


Nothing is random, but only apparently so.  It is an appearance only.

Everything has a cause, and in terms of the finished work, that is the role of the artist.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Where Monsters Roam

Observe the decline in prominence of the arts.

If technology alone directs culture, information is everywhere available and nowhere internalized.

This is a failure of the imagination generated by an extreme sense of self-importance brought on by "connectivity".  It is a state of illusion, one that dulls and devitalizes the creative sense.