Monthly Archives: April 2013

Teaching ‘Looseness’: The genetic variations of organic art

“The greatest hindrance to knowledge is our adjustment to conventional notions, to mental cliches. Wonder or radical amazement, the state of maladjustment to words and notions, is, therefore, a prerequisite for authentic awareness…” Abraham Joshua Heschel As an artist who … Continue reading

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Juggling serendipity or white knuckling pegs into holes

Master potter/artist and notorious deep thinker Chris Staley has this to say: I had to think about what he meant by ‘presentational’ as opposed to ‘representational’, but its a great distinction. And I really wasn’t sure at first what he … Continue reading

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Heroes of the Everyday: An epic post

“Warriors are not what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another life. The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. … Continue reading

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