Monthly Archives: February 2016

Rehumanising Through Art

We’ve become quite dehumanised.  You might not like to think so.  In fact, you may even bluntly deny it, but actually and sadly, it’s quite true, I’m afraid.  We’ve lost quite a lot of our humanity and I’ll explain how … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want to Understand?

Before you can begin to understand anything, in depth, at a fundamental level, where you are so well-versed in the subject matter that you can begin to gain genuine insights, you have to pass through a scary and somewhat humiliating … Continue reading

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Over-Tweaking

As an artist, the chances are better than evens that you will have found yourself doing this.  You will have made a piece of art and toward the end of proceedings, decided that the work needs just one more tweak … Continue reading

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Growing at Your Own Pace

One of the best things about a self-directed art practice, in my opinion, is that you can learn and grow, as an artist, at your own pace.  There are no externally imposed deadlines.  Nobody cares whether or not you reach … Continue reading

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Unrequited

I was thinking about a famous Beatles lyric, the other day; the one which goes, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”  Unfortunately, I don’t think this is quite right.  I think … Continue reading

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Creativity and Entropy

It seems to me that everybody that sets their mind to creating things faces an incessant battle against entropy, which they can never win, ultimately.  Yet, we create anyway, because without creation, entropy is indistinguishable from decay. Think about it.  … Continue reading

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How Fragile We Are

Most people persist in believing two utterly discredited falsehoods.  The first is that punishment is necessary; ultimately good for the people punished and that it works effectively.  Further, we believe that people that “need” punishment, the application of various sorts … Continue reading

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