NEWS THOUGHTS AND PROJECTS

Artist, Self and Body

21/04/2022
I have lived a life as an artist in doubt. but that’s another story.
"The painter takes his / her body with them" indeed we cannot imagine how a mind could paint. it is by lending his/her body to the world that the artist changes the world into paintings, to understand these transubstantiations we must go back to the actual working body - not as a chunk of space or a bundle of functions but that body which is an interweaving of vision and movement
Maurice Merleau - Ponty

Its interesting to find scribbled bits of quotes that have interested me in the past, this snippet shows an interest in the act and physicality of painting and singing, the body in movement is something that is linked to my being and understanding of being, doubt being a very destructive part of that understanding.

I have lived a life as an artist in doubt. but that’s another story.

Wearing the dunces cone cap and standing on a chair in school for always being the lowest achiever actually does damage to a person’s mind. My generation had a tough schooling especially with dyslexia, this was only one of the contributing factors for a fragmented and confused life.