Free will is about our mind’s freedom to think or not to think. Using our mind is really the only individual, unique “freedom” we have. The choices we make are determined by our mind and what we think about along with just having the freedom to think.
Aesthetics is a subjective feeling one gets and later tries to talk about either visually or textually. The aesthetic is often described as sublime, mystical and invisible. It is hard to place a value on aesthetics because it is so mystical and invisible and subjective.
Conceptual abstractions give me a freedom that used to exist in the abstract expressionism movement but has totally been lost in modern day abstractions. This freedom, this process of thinking while creating from abstractions to form a concept, or to rethink a concept and how it has changed.
How have we come to know reality? Is it caused by the past, history, that forms what we create in the present? Or have we come to know reality as something we create that is soul-y related to our perceptions, senses, and ideologies?
Art and aesthetic must be guided by more than emotions and feeling. Art must be guided by more than, it makes me happy, it makes me feel good.
The pure, divine value of non-representational abstract art has morphed into how one feels about the abstract form. The value of feeling is very subjective.
When one sees the cracks, breaks and ruptures that come into play in all spaces – one can also see whether they have played in that space before and whether they want to play in this new space.
The importance of line in a painting changes in the history of art. When I read this statement in “The Art of Rivalry” by Sebastian Smee, it made me think about the history of line in art. From the classical training of Ingres to the action painting of Jackson Pollock, to how an artist sees reality.
I deeply respect and see this uniqueness, individuality but most of all I respect and look for independence it can create for it is where I believe a freedom exists. Freedom should be unfamiliar and abstracted like the wind.
I have also been telling people when they ask me when did I know I was going to be an artist – that I have felt that I was called to do what I do, that I have tried to give it up, move onto something else but always come back to making and creating art.