Saturday, August 27, 2016

Directions and Outcomes

Progress is not mere prolongation.

Progress is marked by advancement, improvement, development and exploration; anywhere time has passed on any aspect of culture without these virtues evolving, vision and wisdom are not recognized, because freedom of thought and action are suppressed.

Among the myriad negative aspects of collective stasis now witnessed everywhere, the failure to comprehend possibilities cannot be accepted or tolerated.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thought and Memory

Individual expression demands objectivity and integrity, or it will not be.

Such things as awareness and skills can not be taken, but they may be surrendered.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Unreal State

Art is beyond ideology.  Art is far beyond ideology, and far removed from it.

Certainly it will be called art, among other things.  But the artist knows ideology as waste, transient, unimaginative, humorless, and dull-witted delusion, an execrable quest for power founded in ignorance and masked as knowing.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

To Choose The Real

Original expression may be overshadowed by the mundane, but it never dies.

Art, as an expression of truth, will never yield to the spurious, the specious, and the false.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What Is, What Is Not

The artist is often called upon to make a distinction between appearance and reality.

It is understood that art is a representation, and that this understanding is a responsibility of vision, not mere propaganda to be manipulated for some other purpose.  To do less is its own punishment.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Approaching the Mystic

Think of that which is greater than the self.

In life, perceive accordingly; in art, give expression to those perceptions.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


The only choice is action.  The choice is always action.

Regardless of social and cultural conditions, art asserts perspective.  It was ever thus.