In a time of universal deceit ... telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ~George Orwell
hy seek the truth? How is it that so many of the great minds have spent lifetimes looking for the answer to that eternal question? … Continue Reading ››
Aspects of Reality
Art is concrete, while philosophy is abstract. My love of philosophy allows me to obtain some of my ideas from abstract thoughts. The challenge becomes creating work concretely & significantly in form, colour, all the elements of design. We have the facts, then we … Continue Reading ››
Imagination is the ability to form mental images, and the source of creative mind power. It is all about images ... images ... images.Inspiration and the stuff that dreams are made of, come from the imagination. On occasion, I have mentioned my experience of seeing … Continue Reading ››
Wonder of Phi
New found knowledge of the golden mean, divine proportion, & the golden section based on the Greek number Phi began a new world of fascination for me.If I could study this for more than one lifetime, I doubt I would ever understand the essence of it's … Continue Reading ››
The world as we know it, appears to be in a state of decline. This is precisely when culture becomes important.In times such as these, we must preserve the things which maintain a civilized society. Culture is the glue which holds our society together.Looking for the … Continue Reading ››
Art and Politics
Artists are political by being. Art is political by nature.Movements of art can change the face of society. The art is a reflection of cultural and personal interpretations symbolic of when it was created. Take for example the earlier religious, and historical paintings.Those were the issues … Continue Reading ››
Purpose of Art
Art opens a new pathway to the soul. Creativity flows from the artist, to the art, then to the viewer, evoking a response. This fuels the artist to continue to create.What is it about a piece of art that grabs you? Is it subject matter, colour … Continue Reading ››
Creative Process: Another View
Another view on the creative process I like is the one by Alex Gray,
whose writings on art I enjoy immensely. Currently I am reading his book 'The Mission of Art'.
What are the stages of the creative process? Many models exist to illustrate the process which goes on during the act of creativity.The one I am most familiar with is the Wallas Model.
Preparation Incubation Illumination Verification
Another model which expands further on the process is by Robert Fritz.
Conception Vision Current … Continue Reading ››
Non-Representational Art: An Inevitability?
I was subject to a certain chain of events recently, which has really jolted me into some sort of surreal reality. It seems as though in the upper echelon of art circles, non-representational art is considered to be the creme de la creme.The people … Continue Reading ››