I often get asked where I get my ideas from. What the initial spark of creativity is. I often ask myself the same thing.
In No Man is an Island, Thomas Merton writes that "art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
I have thoughts, ideas, moments of brilliance, of destruction, of color and of grey matter: a million thoughts a second that end up like the gears in a broken clock still ticking.
I have spent my entire life as an artist. It is not what I do, it is who I am. In art, and in artists and their muses, I have seen more than enough of the good, the bad and the ugly. At one point, I decided that most of it didn't matter to me, didn't affect me. Do what you want. Do what moves you. Bring to life the images of your mind and your soul, regardless of what others think and without worrying what others will think. Art is everything and nothing. It is science. It is math. It is found. It is built. It is remembered. It is forgotten. I am too busy creating my own art to worry about all that crap. -Zxorb
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