Q: Why practice creativity?

ANSWER: to transform old structures including:    local and global over-production and resource use     the illusion of separateness within our skin / sense of encapsulated and isolated selves     individual habit-patterns + responses     also     alienation / isolation

I said something similar here

old reused local from a time before vinyl or aluminum when someone got out the brush and made efforts to help the wood last longer.   in my neighbourhood the housingstock decays in mouldy raincoast winter. Nothing on the northside dries nothing on the southside stays fresh

sometimes it’s hard for me to see the links between the intention of my art work   and what is the outcome?   yet ripples expand outwards even if today this work does not feel important
how will the effects of my actions surely carry on with or without me in this life and beyond? this is an important and central question.
this is also a helpful long time     non-linear view of creative practice.

i’ve also said before that PRACTICE:    to repeat and renew effort regularly is important.    with practice my creative muscles gets stronger.    i see opportunities. i feel braver to grab hold of them.

Yar this is the mighty power of transformation.

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2 comments
  1. Old Mike said:

    I like these shots. I personally like taking photos of old structures. They are like a link to the past and tell a story. If I was a painter though, these would give me nightmares.

  2. RedSara said:

    yes, precisely. i often wonder about the point of painting, when photography is so useful for creating juxtapositions and questions out of the reality that the world presents for us.
    Your comment puts it so succinctly!
    Thanks for being a fan of the blog.

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