Tagged: Work

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Painting: The Work’s The Thing

The real struggle begins when I put brushes down until that moment when I can force myself to pick them up again. Paradoxical I guess that the thing that gives me the most fulfillment can be the most difficult to begin[…]

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Work And Understanding: Why We Are Here

It sounds melodramatic, and I can’t really explain it, but sincere work allows me to see beyond my mortality, at least that’s how I feel (by “sincere” work I mean work you are passionate about). Maybe the act of working, in some mysterious way, opens the mind, and spirit, to the secrets of the universe […}

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The Process Screams: Work And Fulfillment

The artist’s mantra, still today, is “process”, though the definition has changed a bit. The doing of art–emersion in the process–is set high on a spiritual pedestal; it’s a pathway to God, a way of connecting to the soul or to the universe or what have you. I can’t dispute it, but I see a tendency to take something lauded from the past and imbue it with meaning beyond the original intent; it’s kind of like our elation when we see an old master’s painting that we had previously seen featured in books

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The Advancing Artist: Make War Not Art

Be ravenous! Doing art requires that I not be a spectator, watching the thick , black residue of quiet effort drip from my uncallused hands, but a warrior, wielding saber on the field of battle, on the field of discovery […]