Saturday, June 11, 2016

Familiar, Yet Alien

No one will deny that current conditions set the stage for future events.

But there are other influences, as yet unknown, that will come to the fore as well.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Creative Will

When the artistic impulse balances chaos and order, there is change of a specific nature.

This is change that eliminates and restores, that casts down the superficial and elevates the real.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

High Strangeness III

All creative acts engage cause and effect, action and reaction.

Yet some combinations of artistic activity generate peculiar responses that expand past the limits of the expected. The viewer, the listener, and at times, the artist, may be swept up in energies within the psyche that do, in fact, transcend the aesthetic event, and perspectives may be altered in ways that lead to deeper understandings and broader perceptions.

And it should go without saying that the nature of such power is not always understood.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Sphere and Compass

Integrity is the way of nobility.

Thus it is with the artist, if the artist strives for the light, regardless of the endless assaults of the ignorant and benighted.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Echo Sierra Papa

Culture, in the contemporary sense, offers no moments to pause and reflect.

Nonetheless, the failure to give due consideration to reality, history, and experience is great failure indeed; as long as the media, the intellectually mediocre, and a mundane cultural aesthetic offer no more than one benighted perspective after another, the development of the contemplative faculties is not only desirable for the forward-thinking individual, it is essential to human progress beyond the shallows.  Even the very idea of the existence of such faculties, for many, evokes the paranormal.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos

Any art, visual, musical, or otherwise creative, demands concept and goal.

In process, art also demands flexibility, improvisation, and recognition of total effect.