It is the human
the experience of the thing
is the thing itself
the build up of material
flow through of intention
is the happening
is of little import
when there is
nowhere to go
A thing is for something
this something can be obscure
so then the thing travels
through imagination’s garden
Admiration and wonder
If to give importance
are titled as
The seriousness of them
they be toys
The object is not
the thing is
The yo yo is thrown away
this action of throwing through the physical nature of the yo yo causes also the return of the yo yo
Why does this feel good?
To physically throw a solid thing away and then for this thing to return
perhaps it confirms what we feel deep down
Life can be simple and mysterious at exactly the same moment
an essential mechanical property of joining
all this is what is between
this is the joining of the absolute
absolutely in union
so the same for this time
machine is but one part
there is a part not this
but apart of this
what is this?
Why do I make Art
I make art to share ideas and thoughts with other people
I make art to discover other ways of connecting the stuff of the world surrounding me
I make art to feel and experience thought processes
I make art to enjoy the way I feel even after I have felt
I make art to experience my own impression of the world around me
I make art to mark stages in my journey
I make art as a poetic body of knowledge that doesn't have to be clear, defined, literal
I make art as I instinctively and naturally make art
I make art as my life reflection and gift to myself
I make art to investigate and research ways of thinking ways of being
I make art to suggest and express an essence of things
I make art out of a simple joy of the materials colours feelings of the things which I use to make art
I make art to manifest an opportunity for community to form around creative working
I make art because it feels to be a significant necessary important imperative activity
I make art to investigate first hand the making of something
I make art to bring another thing into the world
I make art as the way a work of art becomes is such a mysterious process
I make art to experience how the wholeness became manifest
I make art as it is freedom
I make art because art is functional in ways which are challenging to define
I make art because I can
I make art as it holds my interest and wonder and fascination
I make art as it is the closest activity to the true nature of all things
I make art as it can not be solved or known or completed
I make art for the enjoyment of others
I make art because I want to make art
I make art to be different shapes and sizes
I make art to transport myself into another material
I make art to be intimately within the fabric of the world
I make art as I love strategising a system
I make art to freely experience methodology risk process
I make art to experiment
I make art so as to innovate
I make art to find new ways
I make art to discover further where I am and who I am through things outside of me
I make art to project myself externally so that I can view see myself as another
this energy to drive movement
this movement has no utilitarian purpose but to be moving
a part of the dance of life
finding a commonality with the swaying of a branch in the breeze.
With the ability to create accurate and precise mechanism
then instead letting these machines be something other than precise
or to also have a poetic quality other than efficiency and precision.
Expressing a movement by means of the energy already available.
Everything a person passes is affected by that passing.
The world is all sensors and response.
That is the physical system which we are part of.
(current thoughts on a reductionist rational approach to utility)
what is my use?
can this be defined?
if so is this exclusive?
if this definition of a person or a thing’s use is not comprehensive then how is this definition useful?
any statement of the usefulness of a person or a thing is a selective paraphrasing of an epic written since the very beginning
definitions and importance given to the usefulness of a person or a thing illuminate the agenda of the source
a tree cleans the air
provides shade on a sunny day and shelter from the rain
a tree can have a swing attached to a branch for children to play
is that all?
the uses are endless and listing them meaningless
unless useful to
a plumber is useful if the toilet is blocked
a person is a plumber
this person is never only a plumber
plumber is not a definition of a person
but merely a minute fragment of the contribution of a person
we are not what we do
we are not what we contribute
we are not how others define us
neither is a tree
neither is a bee
neither is a cat
and the list of exceptions is as infinite as the nature of those on the list
lots of useful stuff
This is where the joy lives
this uselessness is what I am
All of it
I am foolish
to imprint meaning
essentiality is impossible
even if I can perceive all of the infinite dimensions which I am part of
I still will be a piece of this all
a wondrous junkyard of meaningless potentiality
I respect in this parade
somehow my uselessness in no way cancels out this respect
nor does it offer a malignant licence to destroy
A useless machine by Jean Tinguely
a mechanism of balance has a physical attribute akin to kindness
the point of equilibrium is shared
the heavy makes space for the light
the interaction of one material to another can seem unkind
is a sustainable system kind?
soft and hard become one through their meeting
if steel did without brass it would move less smoothly
gears mesh kindly
gifting movement to each other
if gears do not mesh then is this less kind?
is kindness able to be a mechanical principle?
kindness is a deep acknowledgement through actions of the position and presence of others
without self awareness can kindness be?
kindness is how this human can engage with and understand the world observed
is kindness the action of respect?
kindness is a working methodology
kindness is an efficiency
kindness is an acknowledgement
rather than the denial
of the perceived actual
of a kind
sharing my kind
the other is as I am
of the same kind