Creativity

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Brief thoughts…

The artist that turns to the place within, tells the story of emotion, of critique, of mood, and of things unknown. This draws the viewer through the lens or paint-stroke into the unformed moment, motion, encounter, event, and into the depth where wisdom is born. This gives fresh voice to love, anger, surprise, joy, fear, disgust, and sadness. Space, subject, and architecture interact toward inarticulate prophetic birthings. Here, artist and canvas are indistinguishable in the tensions of formation. Truth and ambiguity side by side tell the story as mirror, or ‘hammer’ (Mayakovsky), perhaps to resolve betrayal and fear, or to retrieve meaning through forgiveness and grace. Here also, the artist finds already within the inextinguishable flame of hope in what is yet unformed. Where self and the unknown sit together as friends in the inner space, full, or empty, time works to birth the as yet unshaped form. A quest for meaning, calmed thus, finds itself more in step with others and world. Here perhaps is where creativity lives. The acceptance of the mantle as a place that lives best in the embrace of uncertainty, gives shape to the unknowns where prophecy stirs. As the scripture says, “it is the Glory of God to conceal a matter, to search it out is the glory of kings” (Proverbs 25:2). Might then the artist’s gaze into the depths of self,  find the art that evokes the thought of God and which awakens the gift’s purer  essence? Here also, the Spirit’s guiding hand is already at work to help shape the thing unformed, and to form the story untold…

Loys