Monthly Archives: June 2016

Still Searching for the Illusive Magic Leader

Being an artist lets you see things differently.  I like that.  Thinking like an artist let’s you pick complicated things up and view them from different angles, noticing the aspects that are mostly out of sight, ordinarily.  You can get … Continue reading

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The Implications of Brexit for Artists

Turmoil.

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Neo-Nazca Lines

While flipping channels on the television, in a dazed, distracted stupor, I caught the end of a programme about Nazca lines and it piqued my interest.  It brought back a vague, indistinct memory, from my early twenties, of gee-whizz documentaries … Continue reading

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Is Mood Manipulation Ethical?

It’s a bit like hijacking somebody’s brain, really.  If, through your art, you invade somebody’s emotional state and change it, so that they feel something about your art, instead of about their current real-life circumstances, you’re manipulating them.  It’s unarguable.  … Continue reading

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Sunshine Blogging

I don’t usually respond to these cluster-bomb blogging awards things, because they’re often little better than a chain letter.  However, this time a friend of mine, the adorable Agnes Bookbinder (who you really should follow on twitter), asked very politely … Continue reading

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Death by To Do List

OK, I admit it. Tonight, I feel tired.  I feel tired, ageing and achy.  Most of this is due to working hard, but some of it is due to having so many unfinished items on my long-term To-Do lists, that … Continue reading

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Authentic Integrity

When an artist misrepresents their art, passing off the work of others as their own, or pretending to play live, when there is, in fact, a pre-recorded backing tape running, we have a tendency to feel indignant and duped.  An … Continue reading

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