Thursday, May 11, 2017

Defending art

In these times we have to draw attention to things that are not boring under the surface. The warm connection with other people will be so much better. Give it time and let it grow.

What does this feel like? Does it feel interesting? I prefer these questions to perpetual self-pity or selfishness. I can understand the occasional "I don't know what to say right now." It can be a good sign along with sudden feelings of embarrassment. We are dealing with strong sensations that are hard to explain. I find this exciting. What is less exciting is always defending yourself with "I don't know anything about it." Defending art doesn't mean you have to become someone else.

We all know how to create mood. We are all capable of appreciating complicated images. It takes courage to take a step from typical examples into something else. It may not be a massive leap but sometimes you have to throw yourself forward. I don't want to be bored to death by things that immediately come to mind.

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