Every morning I receive news from a web-site called forskning.no, a site passing on research news from all kinds of areas. The other day I learned that there is a fish that seems to be able to recognize fases, even if it – as usually go for fish – lacks neocortex. I had never before heard … More Spitting Toxotes
“To require perfection is to invite paralysis. The pattern is predictable: as you see error in what you have done, you steer your work toward what you imagine you can do perfectly. Your cling ever more tightly to what you already know you can do, away from risk and exploration, and possibly further from the … More A custodian of larger issues (cont.)
Some people who make art are driven by inspiration, others by provocation, still others by desperation. Artmaking grants access to worlds that may be dangerous, sacred, forbidden, seductive, or all of the above. It grants access to worlds you may otherwise never fully engage. It may in fact be the engagement—not the art—that you seek. … More A custodian of larger issues (cont.)
“It is a widely accepted notion that making art is about self-expression. And it is – but that is not necessarily all it is. It may only be a passing feature of our times that validating the sense of who-you-are is held up as the major source of the need to make art. What gets … More A custodian of larger issues
Roman fresco from Villa di Arianna, Stabiae, close Pompeii.
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. –EM Forster
I know roughly speaking, how I became a writer. I don’t know precisely why. In order to exist, did I really need to line up words and sentences? In order to exist, was it enough for me to be the author of a few books? … One day I shall certainly have to start using … More Ars Poetica XIV
– from a Spanish garden – and miles away; this can be found up north