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Art : The Creative Process, Ten Areas of Concern
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Art in the widest meaning is the expression of imagination fueled by the desire to create, to leave one's mark that transcends the temporal. The artist - the one who makes art - be it a visual image, rhythmic sounds, or abstract words to poetry, takes the imagined to material form.

Global PathMarker Carl Gustav Jung said, “Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. . . . To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being.” Modern Man in Search of a Soul. 1955

On the broadest scale everyone is an artist with artifacts of our lives, mundane or exalted, as records of human history. Individuals who emerge from the masses to be labeled as Artist are those gifted with more sensitive natures and heightened capacities to skillfully manipulate disparate materials. Marshall McLuhan said, “The artist is the man in any field, scientific or humanistic, who grasps the implications of his actions and of new knowledge in his own time. He is the man of integral awareness.” Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. 1964

The Creative ProcessThe Global PathMarkers as Artists -

Consider the Global PathMarkers individuals as the Art and as Artists. They are examples of the creative process expressing in the form of lives lived as artists creating new forms (and you thought recycling meant keeping stuff out of the trash stream).

19th century American author Mark Twain, of all the individuals represented in the Global PathMarker collection, is the one most clearly related to the art field. His word pictures show a highly skilled and sophisticated literary artist who employed the parable to insert seeds of thinking into the unconscious of people who otherwise could not have heard the lessons.

Art is one of the ten areas of concern selected as focus points for The Future Is Now World Peace Celebration - these concerns form a "complex" of dynamic interrelated human activities that cannot be separated out from one another.

If your primary concern is art then you will also be involved in communications, education, scientific discoveries and technological advances that influence the choices of mediums . . . for instance the Impressionists were able to escape the studio and go out into the field to capture light, facilitated by oil paints being premixed and portable in tubes.

Art is also where we can see the future revealed in the symbols arising out of the personal unconscious of those most sensitive (the artist) to the collective unconscious of the hoi polloi (Gk, the masses).

Our collective hope is linked to tipping a critical mass of individuals into awareness of humanity's creative power, responsibility, and effect, as evidenced by the condition of the physical environment and spiritual loss, and are willing take on the task of making their life their art.

“What we play is life.” Louis Armstrong, American Jazz musician

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Art Education Posters - All education is art education: Learning to see, reflecting on experiences, evaluating options, asking the questions that require transforming answers, integrating knowledge of previous cultural artifacts toward a new expression.

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Art Education Links for Learning - list of art web sites on interest to teaching art.

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“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.” Leonardo da Vinci

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