Could Have, Should Have, Would Have

An artist is a creator driven by demons. ~William Faulkner I am haunted by demons. Three demons. The specters of ‘could have’, ‘would have’, and ‘should have’ constantly nip at my heels as I run blindly, wildly on a road to somewhere, to nowhere, to who the hell knows where, does anyone care where. Advertisements

Creation for Creations Sake

Creation for Creations Sake

The best you can do is make art you care about – and lots of it. ~David Bayles The art I create always is a failure in my eyes. I want to create poetic images with a flurry of words, images evoking strong emotion in anyone stumbling into my art. But, I don’t sense my […]

God Is A Wild Beast

God Is A Wild Beast

Whoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~Aristotle It is in solitude I create order out of the chaos in my soul. Just as God, in the solitude of pre-time, spoke the shining light of life into existence forever annihilating black emptiness. God was lonely so created to fill […]

Arbitrary Borders Make Us Stupid

Arbitrary Borders Make Us Stupid

I don’t like writing on lined paper for the very reason I despise local borders, national borders, intercontinental borders. They limit thinking, handcuff creative instincts rendering us increasingly stupid. ~David Olson The greatest, creative minds thrive when allowed to frolic free in a mental landscape unregulated by arbitrary boundaries allowing them to explore infinite possibilities and […]

Well Done, Pig

Well Done, Pig

The need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist. The need to produce great works of art makes it hard to produce any art at all. ~Julia Cameron Most of the time, I feel a liar when considering myself an artist let alone a denizen surfing the waves of iconic […]

God Abhors a Straight Line

God Abhors a Straight Line

There are no straight lines in nature. ~Antoni Gaudí Holy buildings, magnificent cathedrals filled with colored light filtering through stain glass windows depicting glorified scenes of an imagined idyllic past when the lamb lay protected in the shadow of the lion’s mane, Hindu temples, ancient and incense soaked, entered through giant teak doors polished to […]

Nothing is Invented

Nothing is Invented

Nothing is invented, for it’s written in nature first. Originality consists of returning to the origin. ~Antoni Gaudí Nothing is invented! Nothing? Is invented? First Cause is a miraculous creator. Earth an original idea birthed from the mind of God then cast into the universe where it hangs in perfect balance with the stars, an […]

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