c ARTon | OPEN THAT BOX
cARTon | open that box creative. community. connection.
[ ArChiTecTuRe ]
is the handwriting of man. When you enter his domain, you know his dreams. ~Bernard Maybeck
I am an artist who:
~lives in and amongst that architectural frame.
~mind-dwells on and about the implications, the possibilities, the timelines and texture of the built environment.
I prefer a city....roof lines, skylines, sight lines. However, roads/ paths/ tree lines: relief, respite, and reward.
A heart song heard in all these [ lines ]... Deborah Keenan saying: This path this road is one perfect straight line even if it goes around the world through heat and fog and rain and snow, and it's my life I keep saying. It's my life.
So, there were more [voices]. 1985. Fairly insistent: You have to choose. You have to choose.
The [choices]...visual art, theatre, voice, dance, interior design.
I listened. I tried to choose. Until another [voice]: Creativity is creativity. You have it. Just use it.
I can still hear it. So clear. A relief. A challenge.
More [voices]. 1990-1996.
Question: How does all of this fit together?
Social service/direct care. Teacher. Artist-in-residence.
Graduate school/organizational communications? Lost a job?!
Answer: There is a plan. You are living the plan. Patience.
Long journey, short version: Self-employment, small business consultant/ higher education/activist/
community art/public art/international student + speaker + trainer.
Again, a [voice]. 2008. In response to doubt, decision, debate:
You have been given all the [tools].
So now, 2018, the tool box is open. And active.
More voices to hear....Seamus Heaney:
Take off from here. And don't be so earnest,
so ready for the sackcloth and the ashes.
Let go, let fly, forget.
You've listened long enough.
Now strike your note.