Saturday, June 18, 2016

Upheaval and Vision

It is nothing to bring about irrationality and chaos.

Only the most arduous efforts can focus and elevate aesthetic beauty out of disruption and turmoil, ignorance and evil.  But it can be done, and it has always been so.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Second Guessing, to Death

Only action effects change.

The contemplative mind yields insight, and the creative will acts accordingly within the parameters of proposed outcomes.  No outcome in any social order is ever permanent, and no total effect within the dynamic of culture is ever fixed and immutable.  To believe otherwise is absurd.

Equally absurd in the context of the human condition are demands for guaranteed outcomes, since these do not exist.  Action based on scientific method, with its associated meticulous refinements, may indeed place the human imprint on distant planets, but no undertaking that is predicated upon absolute foreknowledge of end results is possible in the world of human affairs.

True accomplishment comes from work leading to acceptable conclusions, and these are inspired by belief and confidence in the necessity and wisdom of change in the status quo.  This is the strength of risk, and of faith as well.  Nothing less, and nothing more, is possible.  Choose action.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Beam in the Mind's Eye

Disaster comes from the failure to question; and so it has been wrought.

Think creatively.  Question self, question culture, question narrative and reality.  Think.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In Decline, Then Rising

Appearances alone are not acceptable.  There must be meaning, and there always is.

One does not allow culture to dictate meaning; neither does one allow it to deny meaning exists.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Every artist must speak independently.  I speak for none other than myself.

The progress of art in every form of expression is one of continual revelation.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Exercise VII

See and listen clearly, with self-discipline and simplicity.

Where there is corruption, reject cultural expectations and ideologically conditioned responses.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Vision, Sound, Focal Point

The power of art is shared perception.

Thus the artist cannot allow culture to diminish the arts, beginning with personal, individual work.