I enjoy creating art; I enjoy the technical challenges. But more importantly, art lets me share my explorations and enjoyment of the world, and learn how other people see it.
Art is a way of participating in a shared activity. To do this, an artist must transcend personal expression, and participate in the collective development of our shared understanding. Understanding is the capacity to extend yourself by allowing things to affect even your most precious and private thoughts and feelings. It is much rarer and more risky than conventional comprehension. Our school and work environments depend only on the correct application of concepts and timely repetition of memes; sadly we often mimic this in our personal, intellectual, and, spiritual lives.
So too with emotions, it is ones that seem gently and subtle that can become overwhelming and fulfilling with time; becoming complete with the movement of a soul.
Art a public version of the compassion and empathy that occurs between people who are close. It creates the possibility for motion, without dictating the direction. Art's appreciation depends on the freedom of the mind and heart. This is how we go from conventional comprehension to a shared understanding.
This short documentary was produced by a student for digital media course.
I engage if four art forms. These interconnect in diverse and surprising ways; ideas and styles flow from one to another. I won't narrate this process, but it will show itself in the works.
Digital Image Video