Category Archives: Wittgenstein

Uncomfortable questions for the arts

For some time now I have been paying attention to conversations in the arts concerned with how we justify the arts in our lives, how we make the case for the arts to others, and why the arts should matter … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as too much art?

The problem we have is that we think art is some specific kind of object, so it seems the question is asking whether we can have too many ‘art objects’. I’d rather think of it as questioning our ability to … Continue reading

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Repost: The bitter truth about professional standards in pottery (and art)

(From April of last year) “Talk about equality gets off on the wrong foot if we start from the assumption that it expresses an immediate moral demand to treat everyone the same. Of course, there are thousands of legitimate reasons … Continue reading

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Repost: Maximum Beauty

From March 19th of 2015: “Often, stepping into another artists’ home is like a reassuring brush with the truth that we’re not the crazy ones; that it’s the rest of the aesthetically bankrupt world that’s got it wrong. I love … Continue reading

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Lingua Ceramica

Its been a while since I’ve given myself the time to listen to a podcast interview. I hate that about the recent months in my life, but just listening stretches me when I usually feel like I need to be … Continue reading

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Art is the epidemic of human creativity

Time to share a little nugget of how my brain works: When anyone understands anything it usually looks like this, A->B->C…. Things follow one from the other in often well established patterns. That’s a good thing. But what artists (and … Continue reading

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Creativity had a baby and they named it Art

Of course we don’t talk as glowingly about its illegitimate children…. (This is a brief meditation on how some words work and what the difference between a name and a description is.) I recently read an article that suggested that … Continue reading

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