Saturday, February 06, 2016

Friday, February 05, 2016


Consider the perspective of the audience.

To do less is neglect.  To do more is inconsequential. The audience will be perceptive, or not.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Degrees of Light

Every artistic effort has value, whether great or small.

Every artistic work will have greater or lesser meaning according to the will of the artist.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Direct Approach

Skeptical of appearances, the artist chooses means and method of expression.

One may reasonably expect an objective perception to be taken as meaningful, in that it depicts to the greatest degree possible an understanding of the real world, yet this is rarely the case.

In communications media a tedious subjectivity is the predominate attitude, and its attendant facile projections of everything from a nihilist perspective to a spurious intellectual tone are absorbed and parroted throughout the social fabric.  Better to expect nothing, and act with autonomy, if that is what honesty demands.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Autonomy belongs to those who will accept it.

The artist, composer, writer, athlete or scholar is no more or less free than any other person, and is equally subject to the forces of history and the demands of the present day.  Nonetheless, it is never the case that one must allow oneself to be coerced or forced to venture one opinion or another on those things upon which such judgement is to be held in abeyance, that is to say, upon those issues that will never be settled.  What one observes are facts, what one expresses are perceptions that may be objective, subjective, or neutral.  What is of greatest importance is whether or not such an expression is real, or merely an appearance.  This is the essential nature of creative purpose.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Lacking Precedent

Seek art now.  Right now.

A vague undercurrent of uneasiness and anxiety pervades contemporary cultural perspectives.  In fine, it is the fact that the technology for creative expression is everywhere within reach, and yet the resulting creative work that should be expected is nowhere to be found.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Loss of the Contemplative

A shallow view of technology suggests that it allows the user to "defy limits".

Such a view reflects limits that technology has already brought to bear against the imagination.