What happens when you consider showing the world who you are? Showing what moves you, what scares you, sharing stuff you feel vulnerable expressing? I feel this short clip has a beautiful message, please take a look.
This short presentation talks about the potential of art when we allow it to touch the most vulnerable aspects of ourselves, and the possibilities that ensue. Please watch.
My friend Kirsten Rian made a call, to which I responded… this is her response.
Alphabet of Light, #6, by Kirsten Rian in Daylight Magazine
“I have started believing that the value of art is the feeling it produces in us, artists, when it is ushered to existence, inspired… and, hopefully, the feeling someone living it and connecting with it, may experience; the transmission. But for that, you have to be able to recognize what is inspired and what is created, by a mind, a cartesian Newtonian mind asserting its separation from that to which we all belong (and perpetuating the dream we have been thought to believe as reality),” my friend Germán Herrera says, as we discuss art’s relevance and reflexive place. read more
or Lethe Bashar:
“You see, the extraordinary thing about photography is that it’s a truly popular medium . . . But this has nothing to do with the art of photography even though the same materials and the same mechanical devices are used. Thoreau said years ago, ‘You can’t say more than you see.’ No matter what lens you use, no matter what the speed of the film is, no matter how you develop it, no matter how you print it, you cannot say more than you see. That’s what that means, and that’s the truth.”
– Paul Strand, Aperture vol. 19 no. 1, 1974
“If you run after things, nothing will come to you. Let things run after you. The sea never sends an invitation to the rivers. That’s why they run to the sea. The sea is content. It doesn’t want anything. That’s the secret in life. Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness”.