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When Death Finds You, May it Find You Alive

Posted on October 28, 2011 by in Coffee Shop Chatter | Comments Off

“Almost all cultures have the notion that there is a judgment when we die.  Some kind of accounting has to be made of one’s life.  I believe God – and to me “God” is just shorthand for the ineffable divine presence – has only one question for us at the end:  ”Did you become yourself“?  We [...]

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The Power of the Unconscious

Posted on October 11, 2011 by in Making Art | 2 Comments

This is something of a follow-up to my last post.  Over the years I’ve become increasingly aware of how much richer the unconscious mind is, creatively, than the conscious mind.  As artists, we use our unconscious minds all the time, if only to let us know when a piece feels finished, or if an element we are introducing to a painting [...]

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