I’ve always used art to help clarify what I feel and think, as well as to interpret and contextualize the outside world. My involvement with art of all kinds, both as a practitioner and observer, shapes my view of the world in an ongoing manner. I’ve been an active sculptor, painter, and poet for a long time, but this is equally true of other art forms; music, architecture, etc., which I have only interacted with, not created. I find, that in all forms, what I start out thinking I am writing about, painting, or sculpting, through endless revisions, clarifications, and refinements, inevitably crystalizes into something different. This process led me to title the blog, A Husk Of Meaning. It is from one of my favorite poems, T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. From Little Gidding;
…And what you thought you came for
Is only a shell, a husk of meaning
From which the purpose breaks only when it is fulfilled
If at all. Either you had no purpose
Or the purpose is beyond the end you figured
And is altered in fulfillment…
I have started this blog to both share this journey and to engage others whose experience is similar. Some of the kinds of things I will be talking about are the relationship of scale to proportion and composition, the tension between what is included and what is omitted, and the power of the mind’s unconscious associative mandate for symmetry. I’ll also post and talk about favorite paintings, sculptures, films, music, etc. and their profound effect on me, and their role in helping my thinking and perception evolve.
I hope to encourage a thoughtful dialogue, as well as just sharing my own perspective.