1. WEEK SIX - Alignment
If there is a book that I HATE and refuse to reread or even own a copy of, iit, perhaps it is sychronicity at work , it would have to be the one which is quoted at the start OFF THE ESSAY.
Do not interpret this as anti-muslim, the KORAN is a personal FAVORITE
The story behind it contains wounds that are too raw to disturb at present.
WHAT ARE MY SKILLS, WHAT DO I LOVE:
I love working with my hands, the tactile contact is extremely important.
To be honest, I LAUGH at the mixed media gook that is popular where someone writes the word ART on a canvas, embelishes it, and expects the viewer to have an “out of body experience.”
I do not find that remotely interesting. To eACH THEIR OWN. Some may call that ART, I Do not, nor do I make that claim for my own work. I do NOT even CLAIM nor think I am ABLE TO DEFINE WHAT is art? I do know that some things are NOT Art. THEY ARE OPIATES FOR THE MASSES, that are poor substitutes for religion, that is just my opinion, not a condemnation.
If someone wants to stand on a street corner and paint landscapes with a cup of his or her own feces, that is their right, but do not ask me to call it art. <grin>
Below is a small ceramic. A rose and its leaves are lying on the ground. We do not know the details of how it got there or why. We do know there is a story there and I hope you will wonder about it.
That, I believe is the task of the artist, to make us see those moments and wonder.