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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Cognitive thinking refers to the use of mental activities and skills to perform tasks such as learning, reasoning, understanding, remembering, paying attention, and more.”

Some of these are useful for some parts of day to day activity. What I like to do is rid myself of these traits. To get to the bottom of what I feel and think. Cognitive thinking to me, gets in the way of what is deep inside the mind. Intuitive, raw emotion that drives the human psyche. Some don’t have either the desire or ability to turn the cognitive off, or even want to turn it off for fear of freeing their mind and facing their “demons” or their true feelings and lucid thoughts.

Denying these basic human responses is a true travesty to me. How can I react and process these ideas if I cover them with reason. As an artist I’m frustrated with having to conform with the cognitive part to do my day to day when the intuitive is always knocking at the door. Releasing the art from within is the only way I can deal with the necessity of having to deal with the day to day cognitive issues and sometimes denying them.

If I wanted to live in the “real” world I would have started a long time ago. Let it shine

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“Do something 1000 times and you’ve got it down” My Father.

“Your first 10,000 photos are the worst.” Henri Cartier Bresson.

I struggle often, to find the thing that satisfies me artistically. As we all do, I’m sure. The time it actually does is like a Phoenix rising from something that has been inside you and begging to come out.

Getting there is the journey. Everything you do seems is either futile of so frustrating the end seems as if it will never come. Hitting the note, getting the capture, mixing the right colors, all seem so difficult. Then it hits……. and you realize that everything you’ve done to this point has led to this moment. Without realization or the ability to see it coming.

Everything you’ve been doing has led to this moment of clarity. Yet you’ve not been able to see the forest from the trees until you have cleared the tops. If only you could see the path, or the beast as its being built. Would it be the same? Would you reach the point of satisfaction if you didn’t have the struggle?  I’m thinking no. But it would be fucking easier…

Keep building your beast until you can look it in the eye and say “hey, there you are.”

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