Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Absurdity of Credibility Costumes

This post is admittedly a little on the frivolous side, but I could use some frivolity today.  Even though the subject matter is treated light-heartedly, there is a serious message behind it.  Well, perhaps semi-serious.  I realise I am in … Continue reading

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What is the Meaning of Success?

Success is a funny idea.  It’s a tricky concept, because nobody can tell you, with any precision, what it is.  Nobody knows what success means as a global concept.  Most people, if pressed, can tell you about their own success … Continue reading

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The Joy of Mess

Just between the two of us, I have a confession to make.  When I make art, I like mess.  Mess is joyful.  Come on.  Admit it.  You like mess too, don’t you?  You can tell me.  Confess to your love … Continue reading

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From Scarcity to Abundance – A Revolution of the Mind

This post is about social change.  It attempts to show how the pursuit of artistic goals can be used as a driver to reform society and the economy into something more benign to life and far more equitable.  It will … Continue reading

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The Capital Costs of Being a Hit

In our youth, we were always in awe of the hit bands and artists of the day.  There were bands, like the Beatles, that made the sort of magical music we imagined we wanted to make.  There were painters that … Continue reading

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The Insatiable, Unfillable Void

At the heart of some artists is a need.  A hunger.  There is an emptiness that requires constant replenishment.  Something almost indefinable is missing, so art becomes a means to find that lost piece.  Is it psychological damage due to … Continue reading

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Removing the Cheese

Cheese removal, I assert, is a very important part of the artist’s creative process.  Cheese leaves unsightly stains.  It’s best to get rid of the cheese, before you release your work. By “cheese”, I mean those elements of bad taste … Continue reading

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Disruptive Influences

They say you can’t make an omelette without cracking some eggs.  I take that to mean that new ideas are often disruptive.  Some are.  Others are only increments on what went before and make far less mess.  However, the purpose … Continue reading

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It Don’t Come Easy

I was generally considered to be a bright kid.  When I was a child and thought everybody’s brain and internal intellectual life was exactly like mine, I didn’t think about it too much, but I observed something about how I … Continue reading

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That Awkward Moment

Have you ever had that moment of lucid insight where you suddenly realise that you have quite a lot to say, that it really needs to be said, for the salutary warning of all those likely to fall into the … Continue reading

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