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I view life as more playground, where I express my creativity, rather than prison where I struggle to survive.  So my buildings go beyond mere shelter: they bring form and function together in practically pleasing ways. As writer/artist/composer  my creations come to life when creative thinking / passive observing / listening / experience ends—and active describing / story-telling / sharing  begins. Seems my best art imposes artificial structure on transient chaos, and is presented not in isolation but as part of an interconnected fabric that touches the divine!

Note: With version 4.0, a theme with this name is new to the Project Worldview theme structure in March, 2019. In fact it represents 
a reworking of what was formerly theme 12 in version 3.0 structure. Parts of this new page may reflect its ongoing construction.

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

appreciates Aesthetics

identifies with both motivated and non-motivated functions of Art

identifies great art with the sublime

summary Wikipedia article:  

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index

Related Words, Beliefs, Background --35 entries         Songs!        Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

More to Explore --Worldview Theme #24B: Creative Expression  

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
Narcissus and Goldmund, by Hermann Hesse (classic 1930 book w/ much insight into art, read at Google Books)
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)
Art and Posterity: Rising Up to Heaven (review of book about sculptor from The Economist June 16 2018)
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)
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
quote about what a great artist can do from Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein 
quotes related to art

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows