Monday, September 23, 2013

Stay Afloat

It is difficult. 
Very difficult . 
To not be absorbed into the world’s great human biomass. 
Staying afloat is hard work, requiring patience, full attention, faith in your own voice.  
Typhoons of doubt, stupidity, mediocrity are always there.  
Swimming  as furiously as you can with no certain destination, the head always up. 
Breathing out the  newness that makes things grow.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A journey in and out of art

I started off just making art.
Then I realized I was  making objects.
These objects were commodities, and I didn't want them to be.
I tried to make them experiences that would last not things that would last.
I tried to make them gifts.
Then I realized that art was making me.
I was a conduit or a voice, and I had to deserve it.
The objects were trail markers.
Still I might never arrive.
I had left art behind.
I was art.
That was humbling.

Monday, September 2, 2013

When contemporary art is naked

Sometimes contemporary art is naked when it tells the honest naked truth. But sometimes contemporary art is naked when it's wearing the Emperor's new clothes.