Why? (Artist statement, part 5)

Why? There is no world but what we dream, each of us, individually. When we die, our world dies with us. It's the same reason I studied history. 'There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.'--Martha Graham. I fight that loss, for myself and for others.

Part of me likes the scratchy, loose, drafty feel of this piece; part of me thinks it’s sloppy and there’s no excuse for falling back on arrows to indicate order of text. Anyway, this is it; the five posts from this week constitute my artist statement, and can now be found linked together as such in the top menu of this website (direct link).

I have some additional thoughts to share — namely, some exercises and regular practices that help with my creative mission — but I will leave them until Monday. Happy weekend, and see you then!