“The scientific spirit, the contempt of tradition, the lack of discipline and the exaltation of the individual have very nearly made an end of art. It can only be restored by the love of beauty, the reverence for tradition, the submission to discipline and the rigor of self-control.” – Kenyon Cox, American painter, illustrator, muralist, writer and teacher
If it was so then, it is even more so now. I do from time to time experiment with abstracts and other sorts of dabbles. But, it doesn’t seem to make the connection I need from art. Now, I’m not saying that is how it is or should necessarily be for others. Ally and others that I respect, love and admire have looked at works of art with great admiration that leave sort of scratching my head and nodding approval that the artist has really said something. What exactly, I may never know.. but, definitely something. 😉
That being said, I have enjoyed the more abstract work that results from playing with particles, sculpties and windlights in Second Life. So… maybe there is some hope for me to progress eventually? It isn’t easy being a sort of cultural Neanderthal in the 21st Century. But, I do my best. I do my best. And.. I hope for mercy and grace from others.