Sunday, February 27, 2011
A new direction or rather new exploration. It has been bouncing around in my head for a long time: this idea of an archeology of the future, a past in the future tense, a glimpse of what is possible. Only a glimpse because only our children will know what we can truly accomplish next, they are the one who will come up with ideas we were not able to come up with, see things we were blind to, think of things no one thought you could think of. That is, I guess, what this is really about.
Perhaps the inspiration for this came because I was so uplifted by the idea behind the Avatar movie: to see that Hollywood for the 1st time had imagined a world better than our own, filled with beauty, life, joy... and that this could be us one day. I realised then how important the job of artist is: to give people without imagination a vision of what could be. And what a magnificent task that is!
To me that task is what is sacred about Art.
Especially since, most artist will tell you, vision never flows from us, always through us.