Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Thoughts on art & artists...

Disclaimer: these are thoughts that have had brewing in my head lately. These are not so much a dogma as they are a hypothesis. also, I am in no way claiming to be a "true artist" but am only commenting objectively, only as a human being. I do aspire to create real art though....

let me know what you think.

In this world that we now find ourselves in, it is only among real art that any solace or meaning is found. The artists are the spirit of humanity, without them we are but machines. The poet, the psalmist, the writer, the thinker, are all like preserving salt in this decaying world, reminding us of the irrational, the beautiful, the impossible, and of the hope we forgot we had for these things. Commerce, education, technology, politics, these are all the by products of the dreamer-artist, these are systems that had their origins in the artists mind. No institution we have today in our complex society would exist if it were not for the ingenuity, and singular vision of the true artist. All the fashionable and functional artifacts we employ everyday in our modern world are the fruit of a pure aspiration to create, laboring to a greater end, unmoved by compensation or individual gain-moved solely by the mystery of pulling the abstract into this physical world.


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