the AD 2010. before, the mediocres will salivate on published copies of glossy photos of their favourite stars, hardbound, paperbacks by their favourite writers. astonished by the rigorous effort, time, money that was put in by the people behind its production, and post production. nonetheless, those efforts, tremendous hardwork paid off. they have set the trend. the mediocres were fed. including our lust to imitate what have we seen, and read for the last decade/s in our lives.
now, the surge of technology and its genius has paved the way for us act out those we have seen, read, and ... in our own time and phase, minus the high production cost,and the grueling effort to be able to produce and publish.
as an artist, and trying to live below my means, i try to maximize on using what is available, what is around, and at hand. keeping all the costs down, so that other needs can be sustained. i am or we, that is...
reveling on this technology, thanks to its genius. blogs are free, or almost. an area to exhibit works and pound on the podium with your ideas on daily basis, or as your emotions compels you to, and publish it---world wide!
in our imaginary thoughts its like, we gotta move fast! we gotta move fast!. we have an audience to feed. we imagine our 2-3 audience average visits per day, to be 2,000-3,000 visits per day! ha! dream on...
is it bad? ok---projected then.
unbelievable are its endless possibilities, and opportunities, and mayhap the consequences... i don't know, but i do pray for guidance everytime.
as a person who has been trained to link , relate faith and learning in all of the subjects that i handle as an instructor in the visual arts, i often find myself questioning--what is yet to come?
all that is with good and bad intent have equal opportunites here, to perpetuate each of their own causes.
and as a follower of this Lover of my Soul--the Christ, what have i been doing for Him to further His cause? and His bid "Go"...
I have a site set-up about 2005, dedicated as my Visual Serenade for Him. I believe art in its truest form and meaning should be about: WITNESS and PRAISE. audience, or no audience, gallery or no gallery, critics/critques or no critics/, applause or no applause, reviews or no reviews, inspiration or no inspiration, no. it should be inspired.
I have been neglecting it for the past three years. I have so many ideas and already done sketches ready to be realized on textiles but was just shelved. however, i finally was able to produce one after many years of neglect... this new piece " vision ". so this revelry on the gift of technology might be
sensible in heaven's sight, and my intent to participate as witness, not wanting to be wrapped-up in self, which i have the tendency to do so...arrrgghhh...what are blogs for? grinnnsss
vision on "Vision"
having been able to attend a school that was run by the Seventh-day Adventist denomination in my elementary and highschool years, got me to hear and read often a Bible verse that include this line--"without vision, the people perish", everytime. it never meant anything to me until i got involved in the business of instructing, some 15 years ago.
at the start of each semester we are to write down the objectives, goals, upon creating the course syllabi. it hit me one day, the very importance of this line after methodically doing the never ending objectives,vision,that eventually becomes your mission, goal. and i am suspecting, this could have been likely the cause of a many of my maladies in life. i was visionless in my young and restless years. it was either i do not care, or i simply cannot envision myself doing anything significant at all save that, deep in my heart, i love art, and i like teaching.
a vision is never arbitrary. it is always a must as one plans the course and direction of his life, as if lifetime happiness,and its domino effect is dependent on it.
not essentially perish physically outright,but in the sense perish mentally, spiritually in gradual manner. and what is living if one is already mentally, and spiritually dead? a zombie i guess.