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Saturday, October 02, 2004

Why is it that VALUES are so important to an artist? For one thing, it has to do with that universe within which is shown in every work rendered... what is or is not within the boundaries of the canvas displays the morals of the artist... at first glance, this does not seem to be so - but consider the implications of the fact that what is included within is so because it is considered to be of importance, and what is considered to be of importance stems from one's value, which are the source of importances... if, as shown, there is no such thing as intrinsic values, that the elements of reality simply exist and as such are there to be ascribed value by those wishing to make use of the components, then whatever is shown within the confines of any work of art is an expression of what the artist considers to be of importance, and as such, what is of value to the artist... now, there are values and there are values - a value, as said, is what one acts to gain and/or keep - and the only values worth persuing would, therefore, be those which are VIABLE VALUES, values which pertain to enhancing the wellbeing of being human, values which aid in the flourishing of being human... this is the task of being a spiritual visualizer - to show these possible viable values and how the materials of existance can be utilized to incorporate those values into the reality of each person's life...


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