Wednesday, February 24, 2010

How many artists actually live an aesthetic life?

beyond just thinking about aesthetics in an abstract, apart-from-self, different-than-daily-phenomenon type of way?

I know some who wrestle directly with this question and arrive at a conclusion that makes them put down their paints, abandon the studio for some kind of other living, but they still have an art school mentality and a drive to create a performance; something fake and outside their lives. They changed the medium, but not their attitude.

I am certainly not pushing for the abandonment of any particular medium.
What I am wondering, however, is if more aspects of life can be lived artistically, aesthetically, differently, with a fuller meaning.
(and if those parts can be accepted AS art themselves, even if they cannot be dissected and studied as art normally is, or even documented)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010

panoramic view from top of Mt. Greylock

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after a 2+ hour hike on mixed ice and snow up the Thunderbolt Ski Trail we arrived at the summit to change into snowboarding gear. Although there was better snow the week before, the view was nice. The lighthouse on top of the mountain is a memorial to war veterans. It's also a unique design for a lighthouse.