Never Discuss Process

Your process — of creation, of thinking, of being — belongs to you and only you, and to discuss your process for understanding the world, and for coping within its spinning — is something you should never do, because nobody but you comprehends the when and the why of how you get things done to contextualize meaning.

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Michelangelo’s 16th Century Cipher Image Communication

One internet meme that is taking flight on social media is the handcrafted glory of a grocery list Michelangelo created in the 16th century for his illiterate servant to use while shopping.

Because the servant he was sending to market was illiterate,” writes the Oregonian‘s Steve Duin in a review of a Seattle Art Museum show, “Michelangelo illustrated the shopping lists — a herring, tortelli, two fennel soups, four anchovies and ‘a small quarter of a rough wine’ — with rushed (and all the more exquisite for it) caricatures in pen and ink.” As we can see, the true Renaissance Man didn’t just pursue a variety of interests, but applied his mastery equally to tasks exceptional and mundane. Which, of course, renders the mundane exceptional.

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Art as the Object: Division of an Equal Three

When we think of Art, we must take into careful consideration the three elements for understanding.  The Maker.  The Object.  The Receiver. Without all three of those equal, triangulating elements, Art does not exist beyond the ordinariness of just being.

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The Necessary Genus of Jerzy Grotowski

If you are in the theatre — and if you are not aware of the germinal revolution Jerzy Grotowski had against Theatre of the Status Quo — then you need to dig into his oeuvre to discover how this “painter of the mind” reconstructed the dramatic human experience through direct touch and consequential dramatic danger.

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Forcing Fake Facebook Friendships

Facebook can be a powerful tool for voluntarily connecting people — but Facebook friendships cannot be forced — or you change the very essence of the service as the social dyad is pressed into an imperative prerequisite and previously freely associated connections begin to crumble under the stress of a temporary commanding authority.

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