Being a visual artist, my states of mind and emotion are presented to me in a very visual way, a very distinct way. These statuses have a clear beginning and end, which are reflected in my paintings. My current mental and emotional stasis is very cold, calculating, methodical, even mathematical. This stasis has definitely appeared in my paintings,my approach to work, education, the music I listen to and interaction with other humans. I now approach the conversation I have with people, and with canvas in a very cold and calculated manner. There is a stillness in the results, a steadiness and patience in the process that is very unique and new to me. I am both excited and fearful of this state of mind and heart. I did not volunteer to take this path, I was thrown into this systematic world, it was the direct result of the results of interactions, observations, and events. Productivity has increased, goals are more clear and concise, positive habits are being formed. Yet emotional content has decreased, my moral fiber is eroding, and my empathy is waning. A balance must be discovered, I am still in the process of that discovery.
In short, I am actually for the first time very interested and eager to study mathematics and science and how the study of the two will change my artwork, how I produce my artwork, and how I formulate the concepts behind my artwork.
“When people say to me: “How do you do so many things?” I often answer them, without meaning to be cruel: “How do you do so little?” It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.”—~Philip Adams (via onherway)
“We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.”— Pablo Picasso (via spittingimage)
“And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony. The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects “unfamiliar”, to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged.”—