Me Into Art, Art Into Me
Thanks Robin for posting yet another great article.
1. Which of the characteristics on Clark’s list seems most important to you? Why?
- "A masterpiece does not aim at art, but at truth." Those things that I create, represent me and the spirit inside me. My desires, my feelings, my personality. To create something that is anything else can be seen for what it is. Lies, vanity, hollow.
2. What is the human element in your current project?
- I'm currently putting the final touches on two shekeres that dear friends asked if I'd make for them. Though they selected the beads and pattern that I've used, there is a lot of me in these as well. Not just the sweat, but my inspiration, thought, determination, and joy. I hope that when they use them, those parts of me will sing out for them.
3. What does spiritual energy mean to you?
- It means the energy of the universe, of the past and present, of every living thing: swirling inside my head to form ideas, flowing out of my fingers to be manifested, and being seen born by my eyes.
4. What are some of life’s great themes? Is there one which is compelling to you at the moment? How could you work with this theme in a future project?
- Life is too short to squander foolishly and "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
I've come to realize over the last few days, that doing what's best for me is terribly important. Taking chances, being honest with my real self, and knowing who matters to me and who doesn't.
Though I'm not exactly sure how to work this directly into a specific project, I am in the midst of working this into motivation for all my upcoming projects.