Tag Archives: Waste

Baked-in Animosity

There’s a war going on.  It has been going on for many, many decades, quietly, but the battles are numerous and daily.  The conflict shows no sign of dissipating, either.  If anything, the longer each side remains entrenched in their … Continue reading

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Is Art Disposable?

It seems that humanity has a schizophrenic attitude toward art.  Some works are considered scarce, valuable and precious and definitely not disposable, whereas other art forms are happily, gracelessly, casually trashed, without a care in the world.  We have funny … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy, Violence, Coercion, Imagination and Art

Bureaucracy is everywhere and it is anathema to artistic thinking, freedom and to people with an imaginative turn of mind.  Everything is regulated, controlled, cross-referenced, aggregated, profiled, correlated and analysed.  Our every keystroke and mouse click is dissected and no … Continue reading

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Important Ideas

I read something thought provoking, today.  It was the idea that artists too readily accept the tag “starving artist”, even if in jest.  The signal that glib acceptance sends to people that don’t know any better is that perhaps art … Continue reading

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A Shift in Cool

It used to be that the most rock and roll thing you could do was to smash and burn your instruments on stage, after a gig.  That was a potent and visceral symbol of rebellion and of “sticking it to … Continue reading

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The Morality of Makers

Artists, artisans, architects, builders, craftspeople, engineers and designers are makers.  They make the things that the rest of humanity must live with, using the planet’s finite resources to make them.  As such, makers have a particular responsibility and duty of … Continue reading

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What You Can Do With Left Over Paint

You know the problem.  In a moment of over-exuberance, you’ve squeezed out too much paint on your palette and the painting is finished, leaving lots of lovely, expensive, fresh, wet paint behind.  Washing it away or letting it dry seems like … Continue reading

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