Saturday Jan 27, 2007

Looking Up

As an artist it is essential to be awed and amazed, to question dogma and authority, and to wonder with a purpose about what is beyond. If not, how will you keep yourself honest?

How will you innovate? If you take things for granted, then this attitude will show up in your work and life; and some form of rejection will always be at your heels. How will you recognize art that is awesome and wondrous, including your own?

When you are feeling down turn your attention upward and outward into the workings of the cosmos—the manifest artwork of the Creator. You can’t know the meaning of faith without having first experienced the awe of some miracle, which is evidence of transcendent beauty in temporal life. This is the nexus where faith first begins.

Until then, it is all hearsay.

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