The front and the back of the creative process

In front of our eyes the world stretches out as much as we allow it in. When we are leading myopic lives, attached to our smart phones, our ipads, our computers, our digital cameras, what we see is a composed moment in time, cut, edited, photoshopped, perfected, then reduced to a flash or a second for intake. Our lives have become a parade of these virtual images so that we’re even on the verge of forgetting what it feels like to look, to really look, to take time and see the richness and depth and vastness of life before our eyes.

What can we do to remedy this attack on our vision–as nature intended us to use it? To see the whole picture. To celebrate the vastness, the richness in details and the free choice our eyes make to look where we want our focus to go.

Art. Plain and simple. Draw. Take time in nature, sit on a park bench, and enjoy the splendid act of breathing in beauty while the drawing hand, the heart, the eyes are syncronized in looking at a masterpiece of nature.

Unity with what we are seeing is inherent in the artistic process. The beauty of drawing, painting, and art photography is in the waiting, in the effort, in the delightful element of unpredictability, and in the miracle of creating in collaboration with the most sublime elements of nature.

Genesis art taps into these enduring values of looking, really seeing. This theme runs through the way I teach intuitive art workshops: the science of seeing merged with the art of interpreting what you see through the imagination.

The outcome pretty much speaks for itself. A drawing is created in such a way that you want to linger, to remember, to return to grasp deeper levels of meaning, whether it’s seen for the first or the tenth time.

Science = observation through the eyes.
Art = active imagination expressed through the hands.

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email