Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
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Introducing Shiva’s Muse
In some forms of Hindu, the god Shiva is believed to be the destroyer and the transformer/restorer. In some forms of Ancient Greek belief systems, Muses are the goddesses or spirits who inspire the creation of literature and the arts.
Creativity is first of all an act of destruction ~ Pablo Picasso
It is my intent to introduce you to a variety of creative artists in a new series called Shiva’s Muse. The idea being that each of these artists are spirts that destroy, transform, restore, create, and inspire all forms of art. They are divine beings. On top of that, they are also my friends and phenomenal people I’ve met. Through their various forms and mediums, they express wonderful things that tap into my spirit.
I’ve written before that, “Art moves me. Some of the most major shifts in my paradigm of thinking and beliefs were motivated, inspired or challenged through my experiences in various forms of art. Its rare nowadays that we see [experience] something and it evokes a feeling, a response..a gutteral response, an etheral response, a soulful response. I feel as if Iâ€™m touching the world when [experiencing art. It engages me] Why wax about art? Why wax on and on about photography or poetry or pictures? Because its powerful. Because it has the ability to move the soul and actually cause revolutions. Because messages can be propogated through them. Because people change because of it. Because thoughts morphs and beliefs alter. From a word. From a musical note. From a moment captured in film.
As the entries come in, I will be showcasing creative artists. The questions are constatly evolving. Perhaps certain artists will make a reappearance from time to time. I am excited to learn even more about the various crafts of my friends, how they see the world and what they are working on next. So many of them are on the brink of greatness. Nevermind the brink. They just are. A lot of them are pure gods. I hope you enjoy this new series and if you would like to be featured just let me know. Send an inquiry to SheenaLaShay [at] gmail [dot] com
Here are some great quotes I’ve come across.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand.” — Woodrow Wilson.
“Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting.â€ť — Winston Churchill.
â€ťNever leave a painting mediocre; it’s better to take a chance with it.â€ť — Guy Corriero.
â€ťI am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them.â€ť — Picasso.
â€ťI paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.â€ť — Picasso.
“The music that really turns me on is either running toward God or away from God. Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt.” ~ Bono
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. ~ Pablo Picasso
“The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we’ll do it for nothing. That’s a basic fact – you gotta do it.” ~ Morgan Freeman
There’s no retirement for an artist, its your way of living so there’s no end to it ~ Henry Moore
O great creator of being, grant us oen more hour to perform our art and perfect out lives. ~Jim Morrison
Artist should not distance themselves from their times. They shoudl leap into the fray and see what good they can accomplish there. Instead of keeping a safe distance from the smelly swamp of worldly values, they should dive right in and stir things up ~ Anne Bogart
Art is violent. To be decisive is violent. To plaec a chair at a particular angle on the stage destroys every other possible choice, every other option…Only when something has been decided can the work really begin. ~ Anne Bogart
Art is uncontrollable. Thatâ€™s why its dangerous, politically. It dares to speak the truth in rude, unpretty, painful ways. I donâ€™t know how we got to this place where everything is controllable and pain is bad. Art is a mirror to the world. It reflects back. Itâ€™s intriscally dangerous. Itâ€™s essential. Art is a struggle. ~ Dan Osling