Tag Archive | "Artistic Expression"

Look Inside and Make Your Creative Mark

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Look Inside and Make Your Creative Mark

Perhaps we’re looking for meaning, or overcoming creative block, or simply have too much free time, yet my wager is on the speed of which our cultural environment is changing. We simply can’t keep up so we are gradually choosing an alternative: finding a place to plant our flag.

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What makes great photographs and illustrations?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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What makes great photographs and illustrations?

There are elements of a great picture beyond composition, simplicity, light, color, texture and all that designy-crafty stuff. With some tormented thought, I’ve narrowed it down to three elements that seamlessly overlap but are also separate enough that they seem to own a category.

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You Waiting for Permission?

Monday, June 7, 2010

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You Waiting for Permission?

What is the street artist’s intent? Anti-social pop art with an extreme satirical point intended for consumption across all socioeconomic barriers, or is it hype driven brandalism by an artistic terrorist bent on pulling one over on a naïve culture?

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Influenced by Weegee the Famous – Who?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Influenced by Weegee the Famous – Who?

I've been influenced by Usher Fellig (aka Weegee the Famous). I had no idea. But I’m in good company from Diane Arbus to Cindy Sherman, and the rest of us. It’s hard to peel away the nostalgia from his photos from mid 20th century NYC, but as I try the feeling of intensity remains; as though one held a candle under humanity fluid and let it reduce.

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Great Work is Memorable – Good Work is Experience

Monday, May 24, 2010

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Great Work is Memorable – Good Work is Experience

What defines our story are significant moments and endings; memorable works and what we’ve done lately. Artist’s think of the future in terms of anticipated great works. It’s a trap. + View a TED video presentation by Daniel Kahneman

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Heightening or Cheating the Creative Encounter

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Heightening or Cheating the Creative Encounter

Artistic creativity is an act of intimacy or not; it’s genuine art or it's artifact. Learn to manipulate tools and their crafty mechanisms so they become secondary or not.

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Get as Close to the Flame as You Can

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Get as Close to the Flame as You Can

Flame finding is your talent. Imagination is hot, execution is cold. The flame is illusive; if you must obsess about something, make it a flame search. "I think part of the process of this whole thing is to get as close to the flame as you can get without being burned" – Graham Nash

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Handiwork: One Man’s Story about Rediscovering His Art

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Nate Sheaffer relates the re-awakening of his creative love for a craft he left behind years ago: "Ten years ago, my life changed forever. Early in 1999, I lost my glassblowing business to offshore competition, followed eight months later by the suicide of my closest brother."

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Ube’s Ice Cream Shop

Monday, April 12, 2010

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Ube’s Ice Cream Shop

All Creatives will relate to artist Ube Urban. I got an immediate warm feeling when I watched him paint a bicycle in Jake Wiens' video; I know what it's like to be immersed in the flow of creating. The idea has been captured so the remainder is letting the gun do it's thing.

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Your Art is a Personal Transformative Truth – Raghava KK

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Your Art is a Personal Transformative Truth – Raghava KK

I think maybe we are fortunate to be living a global transformation. You’re trying to find solid ground and if you’re lucky you won’t find it too soon or if you’re Raghava KK you move on as soon as the ground stops shifting.

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