Alison is right her situation is not unique, I too was struck in similar fashion and have corresponded now with thousands of others who have been too. I too found many different artistic forms of expression to be a critical part of transforming my experience and healing. This is a very informative video and Alison's project also strikes me as deeply inspired. … [click on title to read and view more]
Richard Feynman’s friend should have known better than to bait the scientist — yet Feynman’s response proves the point: an understanding of the flower’s cellular structure, its evolution, and the evolutionary function of its beauty are all steps away from the experience of beholding a flower’s beauty. When Feynman says he might not be “quite as refined aesthetically” as his friend, he’s marginalizing the value of perception, yet a flower is irreducibly an object of perception.
Originality is irrelevant. . .There is some deep internal intelligence, some almost non-verbal narrative which nourishes us–which has it’s own natural wellspring. . . try to touch the rim of that.
Stumbled across this series of paintings by the young artist Craig Hawkins the other day. Beyond the stated themes of the series, I think they speak very well to madness, stigma, and dehumanization. His description of his work: A series that seeks to question the way we hide. Dealing with isolation, and compartmentalizing. What feels safe... Continue Reading →