Lately, there's been a surplus of new input and ideas churning about in the Color Modern World. It's all Good. But, it's also overwhelming.
Too Much of A Good Thing is Simply Too Much.
Not really Existential, but Clarification. Whether or not it's possible to meld Professional Career with Creative Career? Is that desirable? Will it be of service?
See? Big Rocks.
Last week, Theaster Gates was in town. I was fortunate to attend an Akron Roudtable luncheon with Mr. Gates and Black Monks of Mississippi addressing Artist as Entrepreneur. Presented as Poetry and Song.
Start Where You Are.
Love. Administration. Ideation.
Beauty is a Basic Service.
You Can't Do it Alone.
Later, that very afternoon and evening, positive viewer reception to my Nature pieces. Not 'validation', but an affirmation that people are finding value and connection in my creative work. Beauty in bog leaf litter. Art in the rock face. Meaning in Industry.
And, maybe, a different way of seeing or interacting with their environment?