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Artists Under Tyranny

We know what comes next.  We know why it takes root and how it metastasizes.  And I’m afraid that, if we extrapolate from current trends, if nothing changes significantly for the better, then artists, innovators and intellectuals are all screwed. … Continue reading

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Art, Pleasure and Desire

What do art, flirtation, affirmation, sex and erotic desire have in common? Does what they have in common illuminate the hearts and souls of artists, or delineate their values and what they think is sacred and fundamental about humanity? Can … Continue reading

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Things I Love About Making Art

If you’re like most artists (actually, most human beings), every now and then you’ll find yourself drifting, having lost sight of your goals completely.  You’ll feel like you’re going through the motions, but with little satisfaction.  That little self-critical voice … Continue reading

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How to Make Absolutely Anything

It turns out that there is a simple (but difficult) three step process that allows you to make absolutely anything.  This is such a powerful process that, if you don’t follow it, you probably won’t be able to make anything.  … Continue reading

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The Crucial Twenty Percent

I’ve heard it said that the following applies.  It’s the 20/60/20 rule: 20% of people will hate you, no matter what kind of art you make, or what kind of person you are.  It doesn’t matter.  They’ll hate the way … 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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Affection and Abandonment

I have a theory.  I think artists crave affection more than most people.  They are affection sponges.  I believe this because a lot of what they do calls for attention and positive attention at that, mostly.  They really want you … Continue reading

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