What is the meaning of doing art for you?
"I really like the way James Hillman speaks about anima
mundi and soul making...for me I think of what I do as
soul making; feeding the life spirit; maintaining a
connection with the unconscious for myself and thereby
for others. Painting, sculpture, photography, drawing,
literature, poetry, theater, music- all the different
media/mediums are potential avenues for reflection,
connection to the dream world, to avenues that poke
holes in the world of everyday, mundane business as
usual and more. Not all art does this...it depends on
where it is coming from....but also with all the many
sorts of people there are in the world it takes all
sorts of ways of working to feed the hungry....and I
think/feel this is especially true now with the
intensity of a market driven money hungry world,with
the pressures of technology, the locked down logic/reality
orientation... the need for metaphor, poetic insight, the
non-linear, passion that touches us is very great. Seeing
a film about raves in
the Bushmen of
oceanic states of beingness for renewal, for healing,
for permitting a new perspective to enter, to be connected
with life and here we are in the 21st century having to do
our dances in the underworld...hmmmmm. We live in a
Judeo/Christian world that is very sociology driven...
that doing good is associated with "feeding the hungry"
or saving people from oppressive regimes, etc. which is
certainly true....but there are other aspects to our lives
as well that need tending and some of us are are gardeners
in these other realms."
Eva Lynn's email is firstname.lastname@example.org