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Keeping it Fucking Real

November 15, 2013

BlueThe Divine

 

Life holds so much mystery, there always seem to be so many questions and no absolute answers.
I’ve always felt this awe with life but now as I try to define my thoughts through my art I’m becoming increasingly aware of a more existential state of being and awareness of how there is no constant. I used to be able to come up with absolute ideas but now I realise that these are of the moment, a marker put there to be superseded by the next idea. So while it’s ok to think in absolutes (for me anyway) it’s vital to be aware that they will be eroded in time as you develop with your thoughts and ideas and with the caveat that you may be wrong. I often come across people who defend the indefensible and in art this is a major problem as people stubbornly hang on to weak concepts. I’ve done it myself and will do it again but the process of making art allows you to refresh and start again but first you have to admit that you’re misguided or wrong. When I was fourteen I was sent a post card that said ” Don’t you ever get tired of being wrong” and at fifty my answer is still no. I guess it’s better to have tried and failed than not tried at all.
Through a life in art there is a developmental curve if you react to your circumstance and evolve through the lessons of your trials but it requires a level of humility and an acceptance of how ordinary we all are. In my own case my struggle is very real and I battle through overwhelming contradictions to find a way forward in the chaos of life, occasionally touching on a sense of order, if I’m lucky.
in a sense art is philosophy with an aesthetic touch, a collection of feelings, thoughts, concepts, and experiences bound together and packaged into a mysterious expression, waiting to be unravelled by who ever chooses to do so.
I’ve always felt that art should be enjoyed by experiencing it and not through a formalised approach of trying to understand every detail through some kind of elitist bourgeoise framework and in that way we are all equal to experience art.

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