Lilith Ohan | 2014-10-18 01:41:05
I am sure you have more than that, or you wouldn't be able to create your beautiful art with just logic :)
MT McClanahan | 2014-10-16 18:12:39
Logic is all I have at the moment on this! I do follow the feed--I'll try the other, thanks.
Lilith Ohan | 2014-10-16 02:19:03
Maybe if you "Follow"ed you would get a notification...not sure.
So, process vs goal (East vs West) mind frame....I will try to address this or part of it in my next blog. As a matter of fact all my blogs, including the Interpretations of Tao Te Ching for Artists are pretty much on this topic. It is harder to understand logically...only by experience.
MT McClanahan | 2014-10-15 00:09:08
Sorry for delay--didn't get an auto email that you had responded.
I like the way you dig to the meat of the matter--look for the true meaning of things. I guess I am thinking that, whatever you are doing (I'll say Eastern for sake of brevity) is painting the goal, or is some spiritual revelation the goal *through* painting?
So if the goal is not first and foremost creating something, i.e., "results oriented", then what is the goal/benefit of connecting with the subject matter, which does seem to be what you are saying is the main goal?
You said once, elsewhere, that Sumi-e was not for meditation. Then for what benefit?
You have really peeked my interest in the differences between these thought processes--West and East I mean.
Lilith Ohan | 2014-10-10 04:21:17
Thanks MT for your inquisitive comment. Before I even attempt to answer to your questions, I would like to ask a question myself. What do you mean by "benefit"? What is the benefit of the Western painting?
MT McClanahan | 2014-10-10 04:09:19
What do you mean by the "essence" of subject matter? What is that exactly? What is "connecting" with that mean? Are you saying it is the same "stuff" that is in everything and the goal is to connect ours with whatever we are painting? If so, what benefit is derived from doing that? What is the benefit of sumi-e different from western painting?