Thursday, March 6, 2014

Enso Process

It is a wonderful journey an artist takes with each work of art. He nourishes it at its initial conception wether it is from a small thought inspired by any little interaction, he grows with it as the concept discovers what it is truly about and what it wants to be. He creates the work of art and explores material possibilities, both the artist and the artwork making mistakes, traversing obstacles and constantly learning about one another. Finally the work is finished, installed, presented and experienced. It is not about the destination or the journey, it is about the life of the work itself.





Here are some inspiring quotes sent to me in response to the description of the installation Enso:

I Ching Hexagram 22, Grace: “This hexagram shows tranquil beauty - clarity within, quiet without. This is the tranquility of pure contemplation. When desire is silenced and the will comes to rest, the world-as-idea becomes manifest. In this aspect the world is beautiful and removed from the struggle for existence. This is the world of art.”

 “What is the purpose of writing music?...the answer must take the form of paradox: a purposeful purposelessness or a purposeless play.  This play, however, is an affirmation of life – not an attempt to bring order out of chaos not to suggest improvements in creation, but simply a way of waking up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and one’s desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord.” – John Cage

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