Thursday, August 27, 2015


The Most basic element in the Artist’s toolbox is Imagination. To dream - to stare out of the mind’s window and see a new possibility, to have the vision move internally and emerge into an actual concrete work - is the impetus for the maker of Art.

The scientific community has accepted that Imagination is the foundation of the possible. The opening symposium for the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UCSD validated my long held belief that  when we stare into the void of nothingness and see a light of pure thought, we as human beings create our world of wonder and our world of tragedy.  * In other words, when I see a problem or opportunity which is there for improvement, something happens in the brain that is goes into overdrive in a kaleidoscope of possible images and then coalesces into a tangible visual form. My point: that for me, if I see a possible change, then I go forward with visual sketches until it becomes a complete vision. The void becomes the possible…

Imagination is the wellspring that brings into reality all that we behold in today’s world of new technologies that were thought of as magic only a few decades ago.

With the visions of Imagination comes the Upwelling of energy that is the driving force of the creative process, which is the most inexplicable of the three stages of my work. Often I look back after the emergence of work into reality and wonder from whence it came. Many refer to this as the creative “muse”; but I think of it as the crucible pour - unstoppable, fierce and deathly hot in its force. The molten energy must enter the mold and one hopes that the mold will not break. 

Emergence into the real world from the Upwelling is the dynamic flow of energy creating a feeling of timeless euphoria. Time stops, the world shrinks, and the hand writes, molds, and mixes our chosen media of self to share our innermost dreams, hopes and aspirations. The effort brings into Emergence a revelation of who we are.