Friday, April 13, 2012

Beauty Is Intentional

[Image by Rodney Smith via Pinterest]

I think one of the greatest pitfalls of the evolution theory is the assumption that beauty can just happen, that chaos if left alone over time would turn out to be beautiful. This thought if embraced might be the greatest enemy of change and all things beautiful.

There is a face behind beauty, a hand behind anything well done and an intention behind the beautiful things we see all around. As artists and creators of art we must embrace the sometimes mind numbing truth that anything beautiful doesn’t just happen., that beauty burgeons when the chaos is rearranged. It is a light that chases away all shadows of procrastination, helplessness, creative block and the tendency to give up on a work of art. 

Beauty is everywhere, even if we do not see it. I think the real job of the artist is to continually keep redefining chaos. The artist that creates well knows that chaos is great asset. When he comes in contact with it, he doesn’t shrink back or give up, he rearranges it  to define beauty.

" And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light"  - (Genesis 1:2-3)

1 comment:

  1. I love this, Ayo. "I think the real job of the artist is to continually keep redefining chaos." 

    Like God, true artists do not shrink from chaos, they are drawn to it, because they have what it takes to rearrange it. We all do, we just need to let it grow. 

    Art requires faith, not a religious feeling but a unshakable conviction that there is something in me capable of bringing out beauty from this mess. Thank you for encouraging the artist in me.



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