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As an artist, I aim to present my creation, not in isolation, but as part of an interconnected divine fabric. In sharing my vision / personal experience, I fix it forever in imposing a permanent, artificial structure on transient chaos from which it arose. My work should arouse feelings and maximize my audience’s emotional commitment. I offer my creation to others, serving as their intermediary. Its birth can be traced to my isolation, suffering, ego suppression, then awakening , connecting -- sometimes by analogizing -- and above all, my empathizing. I hope that, in it, most perceive some of the harmony, vibrant mystery / grace that I have beheld. (Note: Some artistic creations are more narrowly focused! Many are born when passive looking ends and active observing begins. To some, all creative thinkers are artists!)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

values creativity

appreciates Aesthetics

identifies with both motivated and non-motivated functions of Art

identifies great art with the sublime

summary Wikipedia article: none

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1333

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 729

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 31 entries           Songs!        Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #12: The Artistic Worldview

Artist (from online encyclopedia)
icon (a religious work of art which to some offers windows into the divine, can produce a stimulus to prayer, can give visual form to sacred texts; from online encyclopedia)
Aesthetics (the philosophy of art from an online encyclopedia)
On the Essence of Art and the Creative Duty of the Artist
"What Poetry Is" by Pablo Neruda (excerpt from his Nobel Prize address, 1971) 
Art History Links
Creative Ideas (essay about the inspiration and aftermath in artistic creation -- with focus on writing)
Narcissus and Goldmund, by Hermann Hesse (classic 1930 book w/ much insight into art, read at Google Books)
Ideas -- Artist's Manifesto: Theory & Practice 
Global Advanced Trait Description: Artistic
National Endowment for the Arts 
Arts Edge--the National Arts and Education Network (from the Kennedy Center)
Artcyclopedia (the guide to great art on the internet)
Art and Spirituality, by Veronica Brady
Further Reflections on Art, Beauty and the Spirit, by Bob Gagdad
A Manifesto of Visionary Art
Art.view (weekly column on the arts and the artistic marketplace from The Economist)
The Concrete Message of an Abstract Artist  (report from The Economist October 22 2016)
American Art: Rediscovery of Forgotten Black Artists (report from The Economist September 24 2016)
World Music: Humanity's Heartbeat  (report from The Economist August 13 2016)
Art and Loneliness (review of  book The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing, in The Economist Mar 19 2016)
20th Century Art History—Dada  (review of book by Jed Rasula in The Economist June 20 2015)
"Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing" by Robert Zatorre and Valorie Salimpoor (neuroscientists wrote this June 7 2013 article in The NY Times)
The Music Genome Project and Pandora Internet Radio (listen for free, get help as to music you might like)
Arts and Music Most Popular Programs (links to hundreds of UCTV programs on this topic)
Interviews With Artists--1966 to 2012  by Michael Peppiatt (book review by Talitha Stevenson in The Guardian Mar 31 2012)
Isms: Understanding Art, by Stephen Little (book & book reviews)
Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist    (book & book review)
Witness to the Fire -- Creativity and the Veil of Addiction, by Linda Schierse Leonard
The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can't Do Without It by Phillip Ball (review of  this 2010 book)
"The Power of Music" by Oliver Sacks (2006 article by anthropologist from Brain: A Journal of Neurology volume 129:10) 
"Can an Aria Conquer Homophobia?" by Tim Wong (about the emotive power of music per scene in 1993 movie Philadelphia--blog on The Telegraph)
Being an Artist  (article by Alain Briot, from Aesthetics and Photography)
Arts & Artists Resource Center
Art and Physics
Seen / UnSeen: Art, Science and Intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble Telescope, by M. Kemp (2006 book)
Art and Modern Art: reflections of being human
quote about what a great artist can do from Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein 
quotes related to art
quotes related to creativity

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