Life As Art

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Friday, October 16, 2009
Life as art.  What does that mean.  Perhaps it would first be helpful to get an understanding of what art is.  There are probably as many definitions as there are works of art and people participating, watching listening or doing.  What art is for me is revelation.  It is about revealing something about the world and humanity.  It is not a weapon of politics in any shape or form, though one needs to have awareness of the arena.  It is not asking people to emulate or possess something, be it an idea, a body, or a feeling.  That is pornography.  Art deals with uncovering the mysterious.  I am not saying that political expression should be kept our of creative endeavour, what I am saying though is that is not art.  There is a dogma, whether left or right wing, that is being pushed.  Art does not push, it reveals through involvement.  It is about the relationship between the artist their work and the audience.  And of course humanity and the cosmology at large.  We seek to discover, mark out, and create routes for others to explore.  Art has not practical purpose.  It's purpose lies in the expression itself.  It is a potent force that can cut through politics, dogma, religious fervour and mindless  entertainment.  It asks us to participate.  To question, to be curious. 

To live ones life as art is to therefore live in a state of openness.  It is to walk along your path with the desire to find yourself in the world over and over again.  It is about your own revelation and the continual revelation of The Mystery.  There is no formula though there may be a craft.  A craft is a set of principles that one applies. It is not a rule book, not a how to book, nor magical process.  A craft is found in the application of the user.   Ideas passed on from one to another to become a component in a larger context of the area which it is concerned with.  We practice our craft, yet we make art.  There is no secret to this life, no formula that will place in your hands the ultimate key.  There are however keys found in principles that when applied unlock another door inside yourself, that leads to another door.  If we ever say we have got there, we have not.  Revelation does not stop.  Life does not stop.  Living life as art is being in this time, this place and making it mold to your inner self, and in doing that we discover more of that self.  And consequently more of the world about us.

Phillip C Gordon



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Phillip C Gordon I am an Alchemist, falling into the fires of transformation over and over as I realise the gold that I am. I choose to serve all humanity to that end, to raise the consciousness of humanity, one by one if that be the case. I am a writer, a speaker, an actor and fool.

Life As Art

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Friday, October 16, 2009
Life as art.  What does that mean.  Perhaps it would first be helpful to get an understanding of what art is.  There are probably as many definitions as there are works of art and people participating, watching listening or doing.  What art is for me is revelation.  It is about revealing something about the world and humanity.  It is not a weapon of politics in any shape or form, though one needs to have awareness of the arena.  It is not asking people to emulate or possess something, be it an idea, a body, or a feeling.  That is pornography.  Art deals with uncovering the mysterious.  I am not saying that political expression should be kept our of creative endeavour, what I am saying though is that is not art.  There is a dogma, whether left or right wing, that is being pushed.  Art does not push, it reveals through involvement.  It is about the relationship between the artist their work and the audience.  And of course humanity and the cosmology at large.  We seek to discover, mark out, and create routes for others to explore.  Art has not practical purpose.  It's purpose lies in the expression itself.  It is a potent force that can cut through politics, dogma, religious fervour and mindless  entertainment.  It asks us to participate.  To question, to be curious. 

To live ones life as art is to therefore live in a state of openness.  It is to walk along your path with the desire to find yourself in the world over and over again.  It is about your own revelation and the continual revelation of The Mystery.  There is no formula though there may be a craft.  A craft is a set of principles that one applies. It is not a rule book, not a how to book, nor magical process.  A craft is found in the application of the user.   Ideas passed on from one to another to become a component in a larger context of the area which it is concerned with.  We practice our craft, yet we make art.  There is no secret to this life, no formula that will place in your hands the ultimate key.  There are however keys found in principles that when applied unlock another door inside yourself, that leads to another door.  If we ever say we have got there, we have not.  Revelation does not stop.  Life does not stop.  Living life as art is being in this time, this place and making it mold to your inner self, and in doing that we discover more of that self.  And consequently more of the world about us.

Phillip C Gordon



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