"A clearly defined, if subtle, line separates Graves' art from most of his contemporaries. He is one of the very few twentieth-century artists for whom the creation of art is an act of reverence and perhaps the only one of stature for whom it is largely a means of lovingly (but persistently) reaching upward, outward, and inward toward greater and simpler dimensions of being. Here he stands quite alone."
Excerpt taken from essay by Theodore F. Wolff
"You are something the whole universe is doing." - Alan Watts
If that is true then the making of art must be something the whole universe is doing too. -ph
I did this typographical collage inspired by John Cage's interest in mesostic prose and Zen, and combined it with David Hockney's declaration of the now and my interest is Eckhart Tolle's teachings on presence.
(Coming soon. A list of talks in which Eckhart Tolle discusses presence in relation to artistic creativity)
This piece was added to my Current Works portfolio. Titled "You Are Not Your Name". It is composed of photos I took of my signature on signature screens in neighborhood coffee shops. Then I merged six of them together in a photo editing program.
Patrick Howe, Artist, Author, Educator, Electronic Music Producer