Sunday, December 29, 2013

To go in any direction -

Sometimes - in order to go in any direction we must go in the opposite direction in order to see how to advance in the direction that we desire to go in - 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thoughts and where they take me!

It is absolutely amazing to watch my own thoughts - whether I am thinking about a place that I have been to or a specific person that I know and have spent time with - and see exactly how these thoughts incredibly change my mood instantaneously - and this type of mood change is continuously going on all the time -and especially magnified in intensity while I create my images - and then when I view my images later on - I may not necessarily remember what triggered one mood or another but the feelings of that mood are reawakened again - and so I can actually travel continuously by viewing my own art -

for me - this experience does not happen with as great an intensity when I view other people's art - not even the art in museums - and so I am drawn more and more away from those works (although I do enjoy visiting the museum and their environments where the art is displayed for the public) and more and more towards creating and viewing my own works - 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

thoughts on learning and finding inspiration and the fountain of youth -

what I understand is that as man (all of society) develops his thinking then he is able to see more and more of what exists in the Universe - but until then there is so much more that exists than anyone can see yet - the difficulty sometimes is that often when people reach a certain level of knowledge they start to think that they know or understand everything that there is to know or understand and so they stop learning - they get bored and then they do things that become destructive to themselves - instead - since creating my art is the most advanced way of learning for me - I like to continue on creating my art and therefore learning by doing this - this is what I think happens when someone finds their passion - what they are inspired to do - what they want to work on all of the time - day and night and thus they become in a state of constant learning and there is never any reason to to stop or retire from this - since this more than anything is the essence of life - or even - the fountain of youth that so many people think that they would like to find - so it is not in retiring or laying back and doing nothing - but in finding that one activity that inspires you to want to do it all of the time - that gives you energy and that is meaningful to you - and that activity will give you the energy to go on and on and on and to never ever get bored - perhaps this makes sense to you - maybe not - but from my perspective - as a friend to you I certainly hope that you explore inside of yourself and find something that will inspire you that you will want to do all of the time and that will help you explore and learn every single day of your life - and when you do find this one thing that you will do it - constantly - and not worry about what everyone else is or is not doing - for when the time is right - they will become inspired by their own ideas and thoughts to find that which is what will help then go on and learn every single day

thoughts on the general overall condition of artists and art -

geez - I wonder if any of the accountants in the world or the bookkeepers or the doctors - lawyers - musicians - waiters - ever feel the need to critize and claim that one or the other can't do accounting or doctoring or sing or wait - no wait paint or create art or whatever there is a parallel - I remember this skater I think it was in the Olympics who had another skater injured because of the fierce competition and then someone told me the other day that they ballet dancers in the Bolshoi are beating up on the other ballet dancers - in fighting in the ballet because of -- competition - jealousies whatever - you want to be heard above the other person and personal assaults seem like the way to go or you feel that you know more than someone else and that there work does not measure up to what should be lived up to in order to call what we are talking about - art - perhaps some alien from outer space or some spiritual entity representing the Universal spirit collective will come down from the heavens and proclaim that no one - not one should - not Van Gogh or Rubens or Warhol or Valasquez or de Kooning or Pollock - or Haring or well not one person here on planet earth has come close to knowing let along producing what - REAL art is - then what will all of you do - sit there with your mouths open and gasp in wonder - the truth is that no one has yet to create the ultimate art - we are all - struggling to work towards something more perfect - something more real - something more beautiful (in some cases) or more truer or whatever it is that we are so inspired (through inspiration) to achieve - and through the struggle - the trials and errors - the rethinking - the questioning and the doubting that we have when we are creating our own work or thereafter when we are looking at the results of our efforts - there is only to learn by viewing other people's attempt at producing their work - where they have gone what they have done and what the results have been along with the reactions that the viewers have given others' work and how they have responded with the dollar or yen or rupple - it all seems to matter except when we get back to the canvas - the drawing pad - the computer screen - the wherever it is that we begin the adventure again or pick up and continue on for we are all headed no matter what the subject matter we are tackling or emanating or living - we are all headed into unexplored territory - always !

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How much of the Universe do we know about?

I would imagine that our knowledge of the Universe depends on how much development there has been in the human mind - as the human mind develops there becomes an increased ability for mankind to understand more and more of what exists and has existed in the Universe throughout time - only now human kind is becoming more and more capable of comprehending what exists - ……………………………………………. 11-25-2013HABCDEFGHIJK by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-25-2013HABCDEFGHIJK by Walter Paul Bebirian

Sunday, December 15, 2013

regarding the use of hyperlinks in my entries in various discussions

OK - what I am watching and thinking about at this point in time here is a video with detailed geometric lines illustrating the structure that can be found in analyzing the Mona Lisa - I am not sure whether the geometry was used to create the painting or there was someone who was very interested in placing his geometric lines on a famous painting in order to prove that there is a geometric relationship in well painted art (at least during the period that the Mona Lisa was painted) - or was Da Vinci's way of things very geometrical because of the training that he might have had - or the way that he thinks - yes he seems to have invented a few things in his books but how would he have done in Steve Jobs' place when faced with the possibility of creating an iPad or an iPhone - in this instance in our relatively recent past Jobs did not make an linear improvement but made a quantum improvement of a 100 of 1000 fold - a geometrically improved advance in the technology - were they thinking on similar planes - was Da Vinci a relative Jobs in his time? what about the education that Jobs had - he was motivated to leave higher education because of the financial strain it would place on his adoptive parents but did choose one single course - typography - that radically changed the course of computers and their development - and then his education grew exponentially while working at Apple and Next and Pixar so that in each instance whatever he was doing and working with his knowledge and the developments that he encouraged grew exponentially - by utilizing different knowledge from different disciplines he created tools that have advanced society in a multitude of ways and which still are advancing the potential of society still every moment - but are the individuals that are living in this society as a whole - up to reaching any fraction of this potential that they have in their hands - at their finger tips and will the society advance in a positive direction - Jobs is known not to look at what is and ask what do people want - but to ask how will anyone know what they want unless we show them what they want - this entire discussion reminds me of people looking to be told where they should go as opposed to the individuals here telling the viewers of the world where to go with their thinking - where to explore - where to find the new corners of the Universe - how to advance - where to educate themselves and just how many new planes to experience - as to the links above - I cannot - would not dare to tell any of you to either click on them or what was there before you went forward and made the step yourself for discovery - of course there is a title to each of the videos - but the reality is - (and this I am conscious of every moment of every day) that no two people will see anything the same - especially the infinite images in a video - the thousands of concepts put forth in any interview either placed in the mind by the interviewers or by the person being interviewed and so much (from what I saw and can see) was answered that I simply put the video links there in response to questions that were being asked - that were being explored or to questionable statements that were being made about some of the different artist throughout history in some instances the artists right in the videos on the other side of the links actually explored their own personal definitions of art - which in addition to the other elements I have written about directly above - was definitely (from my perspective) an interesting element (their personal definitions of art which they were exploring or espousing) to add to this very conversation - it is because I see the hyperlink as such a great tool that it is able to bring in these outside elements if the viewer is at all interested in a conversation that they are in from the perspective of actually listening to what other's are saying as opposed to merely spouting out what it is that they have to say or to prove themselves more knowledgeable and superior in some odd sort of way that I use them in the way that I do - wishing in no way - generally to be so mechanical as to inject or force anyone to utilize what I have placed in the conversation while at the same time - giving the participant in such a conversation as this to explore - as I have done - the different avenues or highways or channels or universes that may be entered along the way of the on dimensional conversation - thus giving is a multidimensional structure - …………………………………………………………… 7-1-2013EABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVWXYZA by Walter Paul Bebirian

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Social Media Just Tools?