Friday, May 13, 2011

Underneath The Stones

Only there, in the silence of the painter or the writer can reality be rendered, reworked, and made to show its significant side.

Lawrence Durrell
Hello Djibouti
We are artists and it is our responsibility to define life to itself. Reality is a gossamer thing that must be poked and probed at all times. Both the scientist and the artist are those who turn things upside down and look underneath. We do it from similar curiosity, but for different reasons.

I, as an artist, like most artists, am on a campaign to reveal the truth about truth, the reality about reality, the beauty about beauty and to render unto humans the shock of pleasure I experience when I discover the reality of the things we take for granted.

I'm not a poet. I wish I were. But I know that in the silence and aloneness of my life I continually reach for the poet's words to express what I find in that silence. To the philosopher the truth will reveal itself in a momentary flash of lightning as a giant landscape with all of it's details clearly seen. At that point the artist attempts to recreate what the philosopher saw. We can only do it in part, but it is in that doing that the mysteries and secrets reveal themselves.

One of the great secrets is the need and reasonability for the thinker to hold the specific and the general in mind at the same time. Every single extant, or thing that is, has its own individual sacred identity which gives it its right to exist, And it is also a part of the whole creation without which the universe would be incomplete. The attachment of a single truth to the whole of reality is more than just a natural network, it is the signification of the determination of existence and beauty.

DB - The Vagabond


pacifica62 said...

I see you are back in business db, and happy to see that. Maybe Friday the 13th brought some good luck for you after all.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I think art can also show us the potential for alternate truths, or at least alternate interpretations.