What is Art but a language that enables us to translate or transduce the less visible,the less accessible realms of this existence into forms that feel very good to us because they retain the mysterious meaning of those dimensions that are present with us but unseen with our physical eye.
So Art is a bridge connecting the non visible,non physical realms with this physical dimension and that is why it has, and always will, play such an important part in our lives and in our culture.
To allow myself to be all that I am I must open up to the non physical part of myself and of life,only then am I whole.
What is sacred art?
Art that celebrates the divine in us, and in life, is sacred heart.
What is modern Art?
To be modern is to be free and in the moment.
Can you explain further?
Well,if I am attached to an artistic style from some past era then I am obviously not modern,but if I am trying to be modern by attaching myself to to an idea of what I or others believe is modern,then I am not really modern because the true essence of modern is the expression of freedom,not only the freedom from the outside influences,the trends and fashions of the day,but true inner freedom,to go where my Creative Spirit takes me in this moment of time,an adventure into unknown,undiscovered territory,then I am modern.
So you could say that;
Modern art is the true voice of the Creative Spirit speaking out in the present moment, free of all structures from the past or from the fashions and trends of the day.
Through Art we can connect to our inner world,to the life inside us.There is so much exterior stimulus in our lives as we grow up that we tend to shut down the connection to our amazing imagination,to the rich potential of creativity that we all possess.It is though our inner world that we are connected to infinite intelligence,to our genius,to the great laws of the universe,to all that we are.The life outside us is the canvas,the clay,where we can give form to the creative vision from within.
To appreciate and allow the tremendous beauty of this life,of this existence,of this experience or journey.To fully accept,to open up to,to embrace my life inside and outside,in all it’s expanding miraculous,amazing,glorious beauty,what can be better than this?And through Art,to find some forms,or images,that allude to,or signify the essence,or the essential meaning of this expanding experience into all that we are,yes.And not only to embrace the crystal clear beauty of Sun filled days,but the days of darkness as well,the days when the Sun cannot be found,when Beauty does not show herself to me,when I feel abandoned,forsaken,yes,to embrace it all,together,as a never ending journey towards?
Freedom is very important in order to create something of true value in Art.First freedom from outside influences,the likes and the dislikes of others,the trends and the fashions of the day,what is selling and what is not.But the most important and more difficult freedom to obtain is our inner freedom,when there are no obstacles,no impediments,nothing to stop or hinder us in ourselves,then,we can go to the heart, to the light,to the creative fire within.
Can a sculpture help balance the vibrational reality between nature and the man-made structures in our cities?
Nature emits A sacred harmonious vibration. The meeting or the coming together of earth and vegetation to the sky,sun, and clouds, is in total balance. When you cover the earth with cement, asphalt, and hard square or rectangular buildings without a true relation with the surrounding nature, a disharmony or discord is created which affects our well-being albeit unconsciously.Art can do much in reestablishing the harmony and balance that is essential to our well-being.
Art can be A testimonial to our growth as human beings as long as we are truthful and do not become overly attached to the art form itself and forget this transformational journey that we are taking through this mysterious life.
We Live in A time of complete freedom in the Visual arts as far as what is accepted and exhibited but true creative freedom is a difficult treasure to obtain. The freedom to express what is in the heart and soul with the mastery of language, technique, and craft, to give it form.
Q. With so many different directions and trends in the visual arts how did you find your way?
A. I learned a great deal by going to the museums and studying the artists that I was drawn to, but ultimately I believe that we must become our own authority and rely only on our own inner knowledge, then we find certainty.
Q. What do you think makes A good or a complete artist?
A. One who has mastered the three main aspects of art, vision, language, and craft. All of the arts contain those aspects. Vision is where we find our inspiration, our ideas. Language is the form that we give to these ideas and craft is important for a work to be well done and to endure the test of time.
How do we find our own vision?
Everyone finds it in their own unique way, for me, traveling to places like Peru opened me up to myself.Also the persistence to keep knocking on the door and asking . In some cultures like Japan, they have developed systems and techniques to find a person's vision through various forms of meditation. In the West we are left pretty much on our own to find it anyway that we can.
What about language?
In the visual arts language has expanded so much in the past century that there is a lot to choose from. I choose a language that best expresses my vision and that is real to me. What interests me most is Multi dimensional art and I have combined the figure with geometric shapes to express the familiar lyrical quality of the human figure with the geometry that is from other dimensions.
How important is craft
In sculpture the craft is very demanding if you intend for it to last. I prefer organic materials so I use clay, Ground stone, plaster, wax, copper, and bronze. Making large sculptures can be very labor intensive.
Question: how does the artist. Fit into society?
Answer:He doesn't, an artist, or anyone with vision, must remain free and not conform to any group thinking, only then can they give something of true value back to society. Society has created A way of thinking about the world in a very materialistic structured way, this is a way to hide from the infinite, unexplainable mystery, both in ourselves and in this universe. It is into this unknown reality that the artist ventures into, gives form to, and reflects in his art.