Why Cultural Fusion, Art as Philosophy? (revised)
In sharing this i have come to see with increasing clarity the potential art has to shift the discussion from a debate to a dialogue.
What's the difference? One is shouting to be heard, the other is expressing to share/grow/learn. One will create more of the same old same old, while the other illuminates our path to peace and progress based on radical inclusion.
"Art as Philosophy" offers an alternative to the traditional "old school" high end art markets that rewarded soul less art. i won't link to any names because if you're interested you can find examples easily enough. Let's just say that art that routinely goes for thousands or even millions of dollars is frequently not even created by the artist who signs, sells and gets the accolades for it. Instead it works much like a designer fashion house.
What if art could inspire the best of everyone that participated in creating it?
What if the issue of an artist earning from what s/he does was seen in the same light as a farmer getting a fare price for his/her products?
What if art inspired those that enjoyed it to be better global citizens?
What if the collectors that bought art were also helping many people at once?
What if everyone involved in creating it got credit for their business/organization, help to market their enterprise individually?
What if we can start to develop solutions that automate global social responsibility?
An idealist, you charge....you may well be right.
My recipe for world peace starts with passion followed by gratitude. This not only applies to my obvious supporters, but to those that have sparked uncomfortable lines of inquiry in this quest to understand peace and freedom as research issues in technological, economic and artistic innovation.
I'd like to especially express my gratitude to Sugar Brown Studio and artist/co-owner, Michaela Brown for her inspiration and extending the use of their studio space (and equipment) to me to begin the new artwork started during my visit.
I'll try and get a good picture of it to upload later....more gratitude :-)
My family continues to fan the flames of my gratitude and appreciation, and so my passion for this work intensifies with the passing of each moment.
There are so many people to whom i am grateful that i won't even attempt to list them all, but Jenny Hsueh (ifossf President), Ronald Wopereis and Pras Anand head my growing list of colleagues. Ronald especially stands out as my primary partner in Cultural Fusion from it's start with the quality and depth of his Attention...most recently i have joined him in his space at Facebook where he ask, "what is your recipe for world peace?"
Visit the facebook link above to see and comment on my recipe....contribute your own ingredients as well :-)
Increasingly, my interest is in SOA to create the kind of UIs i envision/need for the projects. Do you share an interest in this?
Without the whole range of people and experiences i am not sure i would have been inspired to explore this new territory called Comfusion where Cultural Fusion is the spiral of growth....so thank you to everyone who has shared a bit your attention, feedback and more than a few questions.