Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lamplighter

I was having a discussion with an old friend about what motivates artists/creative types. The truth is, with all the not wanting to show up at the office, engage in normal small talk, and be a grownup in various ways, one still wants to be of use to others. One wants to contribute to society at the same time one is stubbornly refusing to participate, or alternatively being subversive. Yup I'm saying "one" instead of "I" in a rather ineffectual attempt to be discreet.

Concerning light, this is a very lovely post on Titus the Dog on related themes.

And a wonderful post on artistic community on Spirit Cloth

Let your little light shine -

24 comments:

yvette said...

one is not wanting to grow up, one is afraid being boring normal....(is this discreet enough?)

kiskis
yvette

Susan Faye said...

...what a beautiful image and a thoughtful commentary about the plight of the creative non-conformists of the world! I think "one" is hoping to transform and enrich a conformity-crazed society in a small way..."one" thinks it's a very grown-up way to contribute!

yvette said...

here is the wavesound with mysterywhispers about neverending love back for you!

ArtSparker said...

Yvette- Yes, I got your first comment just as soon as I had commented on yours. Sometimes all this effort simply doesn't seem necessary, and there is a temporary still place in the tides.

There I go, off on the back of a metaphor -

Susan - Thanks, it's good to be in community .

jude said...

one needs to be both teacher and student.

ArtSparker said...

Jude- keeping the dialogue between the two going can be challenging for some of us.

As in, "Wheeee! School's out."

Or not.

Caio Fernandes said...

no , i don't believe . it got wonderful .
and i loved the background too .
( see. not using exclamations )



( !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) oops .

ArtSparker said...

C - I know you can't help it.............................The way I can't with ellipses...........................

evella said...

Beautiful works!!!

Jasmine said...

The trick is knowing when one shouldn't conform and one is simply refusing to conform for the sake of it. Not conforming for well balanced principles is key :)

Titus said...

I like your light!

herhimnbryn said...

One agrees entirely. Thanks for the great links too.

Totalfeckineejit said...

I loves this picture Sparkey!

kathrin said...

oh thisone is funny and a little bit macabre. Kathrin

Ginga Squid said...

I think 'one' has it the nail on its head!

Fresca said...

Glow little glow worm, glow!

Deb G said...

What a wonderful image! Lamplighter is an important job...

dthaase said...

a wonderful portrayal - so well captured and the interplay of light and shadow really draws out the reflection

Bee said...

. . . and you very much do that!
(very warm glow from this one)

rosedale's 4head said...

Amazing amazing amazing amazing

justdoodleit said...

Dancing to the tunes of one's own drummer, the search for finding one's bliss and refusing to pretend to be a grown up.

Rachel Fox said...

Comrade in ellipsis feve...hurrah! Since I started blogging they have taken me over completely.
As for the being useful...just the thought of that knot to self is a tiny torture.
x

Rachel Fox said...

Missed an r off that fever.
x

Isabel said...

"One wants to contribute to society at the same time one is stubbornly refusing to participate, or alternatively being subversive."

I totally understand, but I also think that the act of refusing to participate is in itself a kind of participation- in changing society.

What a wonderful place Spirit cloth is!