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Saturday, September 06, 2008


Is all real art accidental? Is it the unplanned stuff that develops out of a pool of poorly mixed chemicals? Is it the stuff that you planned to tear up and hide from the light of day, but in doing so, you stopped, reassessed, realized?

Is planning and organizing and slavish adherence to your ideas anathema to art?

Not craft, but art?


synergy boy said...

mmmmm. poorly mixed chemicals.


Charles Gramlich said...

I kind of think art is in the middle somewhere. Not fully an accident, but perhaps not full planned either.

Clifford said...

Hmm...yeah, I can see where that makes sense. Art may be a back road you didn't intend to go down, but it showed up, and you took it, And art is where you ended up. Hmmm...

Clifford said...

No, it's definitely accidental... I'm sure of it.

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