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Re: Elements, Principles & Artists


From: Elizabeth Heisey (eheisey_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Apr 25 2004 - 08:03:51 PDT

I wholeheartedly agree on this.
This is the type of thing I was getting at with my comment earlier in
this thread about the overall sense we make of whether life is out of
kilter or not--and why.

On Apr 25, 2004, at 10:47 AM, wrote:

> In a message dated 4/24/04 12:25:59 PM, writes:
>  I think it is important that the students know that they can use
> these tools of their time to express an idea which is uniquely theirs.
>  The fuel for these "motors" must come from the minds of the artists.
> Excellent point...listen here to Peter London (NO MORE SECONDHAND
> ART, Shambalah 1989 P. 9-17)
> "For the primal image-maker, craft was in the service of power.  The
> more carefully wrought the object was, the more powerfully the object
> would serve as an instrument of transformation and the more likely the
> gods would be inclined to honor the supplication."