Saturday, December 24, 2016

Still Light

Time Past and Time Future meet in Time Present.

The argument that those who value history are "nostalgic for a past that never existed" has never been valid.  Appreciation for art, artifact, and the arc of events in time is an understanding of connectivity with humanity that ideological suppression can neither erase nor replicate with materialist cant.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Changing Landscape

Authentic expression exists regardless of circumstances and conditions.

This holds true for every form of art.  When these representations of the reality of the human condition are repressed, culture is set back decades or longer.

Yet, always, the central reality remains, and will ultimately be revealed.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Light in the Wasteland

When the artist brings fire, the risk is great.

With fire comes illumination, danger, expansion of perception, and elevated consciousness.

No totalitarian culture tolerates these, because oppression cannot withstand their force.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Look, Listen, Go

Certainly it is possible to be "ahead" of the culture at large.  Far, far ahead.

There is no consolation in the fact that one may realize the significance and potential value of cultural developments long before they impact society generally.  This is, in point of fact, the authentic nature of the avant-garde, regardless of the myriad ways in which that term is abused. Such foresight is of interest only to those in possession of it.  

What is essential is to recognize, and act decisively upon, each and every opportunity to make the envisioned future become present in real time.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Do not fail to distinguish art from propaganda.  To do so is ignorant, and infantile.

Self expression reflects personal perspective, not collectivist culture and ideology.

Monday, December 19, 2016


Nuanced expressions reveal sharp contrasts between factual and specious perspectives.

Visual and sound arts convey some things that can only be communicated indirectly through language, particularly in conditions corrupted by cultural ideologies.

Sunday, December 18, 2016


The arts reflect society when they develop without interference.

Once the arts are appropriated for social engineering purposes in the service of political ideologies, even the most puerile of the popular arts are ineffectual as mirrors of the human condition.

In the final analysis they become impotent, execrable parodies of their original forms of individual expression, distinctive merit and innovation are no longer recognized, and this is the state of things.