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Blog entry by frank posted 01-28-2007 03:08 PM 628 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

BE Art-Full Art

....and so the journey goes on as i continue my knocking-knot-knock at this my place of being, the incessant and perpetual gnawing in the root of this my tree trunk frame….

—-just stop and look at me now, where i am going is not from where i have been, just as i am not the one i thought myself to be when i started out on this holy pilgrimage carrying my wood piece alms, as i searched for a temple that i might give my wooden relics to….

—-wooden relics of a rustic i am relic spirit, as i continue this ongoing exploration into the outer regions of cryptic forests of wooden art works, where the art-forms of wood often ignite my imagination that sends me screaming as one who must now enter in to ‘the process’ where i am once again swallowed up by that which is greater then me….

—-i once was a player of wood music where i strummed the machines and hand tools that where all too ready to make themselves known to me, as they soothed this my heady bursts of a mind mastered woodworker, who was filling time-in-space-of-place and producing wood offerings that gave the priests of elites much sensual satisfaction, as they carried on their arts of collecting what they called only the best….

—-and now i laugh at all the ‘this has said crowd’ has deemed as being fit-fully freight-full art, since in all the working of wood classifications that i have known, from amateur to professional, woodworker, craftsman and artist there was the all-ways sense that they wanted to separate and therefore by their being able to separate they kept the special anointing for the special and chosen few who if you played their game, then one day you might be allowed to be called as one of us….

—-and so one day i blasphemed their name as art critics, as fakes is what they are and who can stomach the after taste that had sought to settle in me till i said enough of this working in their pig-pen slop halls, ’i can do’, ’i can do better then this’, as i said so shall i re-turn to the house of my father who will call me his own, i am my father’s greatest work of art and in the halls of his house all my works are ‘very good’, so i dropped the all of working at ‘wannabe’ and what i dropped was never really ever, as i now understood that NOW, ”i am the ‘be’ art-full art of all my wood….

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” —by James McNeil Whistler

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” —by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I shut my eyes in order to see.” —by Paul Gauguin

It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.” —by Mary Daly

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” —by Henry Ward Beecher

I am an artist – I am here to live out loud.” —by Emile Zola

Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.” —by Magdalena Abakanowicz

GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

rusticwoodman@gmail.com
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-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/



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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 01-28-2007 06:47 PM

Frank my wife passed on a tid bit thats begining to roll around in my brain. Something along the lines that “beauty changes the chemical make-up of the brain”.

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#2 posted 01-28-2007 11:18 PM

You did it again, Frank; just when I was beginning to get my head around your words, you morphed into a new color.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#3 posted 01-29-2007 01:17 PM

Hi Dennis;
—-I like that and will write that one down, “beauty changes the chemical make-up of the brain.

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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frank

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#4 posted 01-29-2007 01:59 PM

Hi Don;
—-see there you go again thinking of getting your head around my words, so that you can go a put a ‘handle on me’, ‘label me’ and then you will be only to happy, to put me in one of those boxes you so well make!

One will never understand the artist, ”for depending on what ‘fever of time and space’ and the political landscape, combined with religious duty, this one is born into….,

—-”so to some he//her will be labeled as prophet//seer, artist, dreamer//lunatic and madman of the demoniacs….and these are all only names.” Names give us a sense of having every thing under control, What I can name, I can then feel safe with, since I am the namer and so I can put the one named under my control of understanding.

As an artist I walk outside of those things named and by whatever name you seek to call me, I have the ability to change ‘my color’ and go out and in by creating again. This is just another way of saying that just as soon as I get tired of myself as to where I am today, then the next ‘now moment’ comes along and I write some new words!

For once you have tasted flight, you will always walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return.” —by Leonardo DaVinci

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#5 posted 01-29-2007 02:14 PM

you definitely keep us thinking, Frank, if not to try and understand you, to try and “see” the world through your words.

(and another “now” moment has gone..oops, there went another one…)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Don

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#6 posted 01-30-2007 03:25 AM

Hey, Frank, give me a break. I’m just a conventional guy trying to relate to a non-conventional guy. We speak a common language composed of English words. And although I have no problem understanding the words you use, I’ve just never seen them written in the order you put them. LOL

I’m really not trying to put you in a box, or place a handle on you, or label you; but I am doing my best to understand you. I suppose you would say that appreciating your art is understanding you, but my inclination is to relate to you human-to-human rather than through the medium of art.

But perhaps that is where I’m going wrong. I did respond to one of you previous blogs where I said, ”you are your own art”. I think understanding this is as close as I will get to understanding you.

And that’s a good thing – for you are always challenging my conventions.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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