This image is a work of art.
It consists of many fragments that make up the whole. I may even add a few more things to it. I would not call myself a “collage artist” simply because arranging forms and shapes into a composition does not fully define that title. In today’s world, do artists really need titles other than, artist? I know, for marketing sake we can’t spread ourselves too thin…blah blah blah. Is yesterdays marketing still todays marketing reality for artists? And what was that again, oh the default method. When is the last time you really thought about how you promote your work to yourself? Not the world, but to YOURSELF first. Are you clear on that? Can you write that out easily and effortlessly? No? Then we have some work to do. This is good work to do, gaining clarity is a process, oh yes, it does take time. What if the whole outside world is really inside of YOU, and your self-definitions and perceptions project outwardly into the world as you know it? Hmm…. expansive thought aye? Today is a good day to plant some seeds. How about you are the artist that you say you are. You may have a great passion for painting or sculpture, but the process that leads you to the final result has many more steps, actions and experiences than just one title can define. I believe that we humans are in a great flux, a revolution of the self-identity in relationship to the larger world is slowly getting smaller and smaller. Electronic devices surely are. Do you see a relationship there? A metaphor? Before the remote control, we had to operate everything manually, outwardly, then the remote came along and we could sit in our chairs and operate things through an “intermediary device.” Now we have remote access and search engines (have you thought about how that is a reflection of yourself?) We have technology to help automate things, and we do not even have any idea how these things actually work (well, the people who create and program them do) but most people don’t, we just expect everything work, right? I encourage you to try a few things the next time you approach your next drawing, painting, sculpture, digital art work, design, logo dance moves, recipe creation and any other form of self expression that you place your artistic self into. DO IT ANOTHER WAY. And do it consciously. As you generate your steps document them. (DON’T JUDGE THEM FOR CRYING OUT LOUD) Allow yourself to try something new, record it, and then do it again. Documenting the process will help you see that you have done something differently. The brain will get a message, and it will respond. Your subconscious will get a new message and it will also respond! We are the designers of our lives, and we have to be consciously participating in the process. Its a fun process, but most people are lazy, yes, its true. But, we always have the power to change that. I use the creative process of self-expression to learn and expand how I think and communicate. I document it in many ways. Computers make this very easy and efficient for us. We can make all of this public or keep it private. I recommend going public because it tells the world out there (which is really inside of us) that we are here reaching out, living on purpose and this is what we are about. Thrive your ENERGY into what you put out there and you will connect with a network of like minds. Magically people will appear with the same interests and thoughts, or they may present you with an opportunity. We are responsible for co-creating the manual of our own lives, that’s part of our journey. It is 100% a creative one. I added one of my inspirations into this piece of art. Bucky Fuller. He is the guy front and center. You may want to look him up.
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