Saturday Feb 02, 2008
Cruising on Empty
If you are already full of ideas and opinions, how will an enlightened thought enter this crowded space?
This is not a theoretical puzzle. Great art cannot be expressed from memory or conceptual machinations—although such art may have a following, and even win awards. It is up to you, the artist, to know the difference between advertising and art fueled from divine fire.
Test the limitations of your mind the next time you are confronted with something you don’t agree with—you could be blind to the very thing you are seeking.
As the Zen saying goes: the tighter you squeeze, the less you have.
I was thinking . . . why can’t advertising be from divine fire?
This is a question that you must answer for yourself. If it’s not clear now, maybe one day it will.
I will say this: divine fire in art is born with no preconceived notions.