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CREATE MORE ART

Posted on July 05 2019

IF YOU DON’T HIT THE TARGET, GO BACK IN AND CREATE MORE ART.

 

BEFORE DIVING INTO THE TITLE OF THIS POST, IT’S IMPORTANT THAT I EXPLAIN THE WORD “ARTIST”, FROM MY VIEWPOINT.  FOR A TIME DURING MY CHILDHOOD, MY SISTER AND I ATTENDED THE JACK BENNY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, IN WAUKEGAN, IL.  I CAN CLEARLY REMEMBER MEETING SO MANY TALENTED INDIVIDUALS.  TRADITIONAL ARTISTS, AS DEFINED BY WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY (PAINTERS, SCULPTERS, MUSICIANS, ETC.).

 

VERY QUICKLY THE REALIZATION THAT I SUCKED AT EVERYTHING MY MOM SIGNED ME UP FOR, WAS VERY CLEAR TO ME!  THEREFORE, I WAS NOT AN ARTIST, BECAUSE I WAS NOT GOOD AT ANY OF THESE TRADITIONAL THINGS I’D BEEN INTRODUCED TO.

 

FAST FORWARD TO JANUARY 1991, XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, I TOOK A PHYSICS 1 COURSE.

 

(BY THE WAY, THIS INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING COMPLETELY CHANGED MY LIFE!!!) 

 

I PERSONALLY WITNESSED DR. MURTY DERIVE AN EQUATION ON THE CHALKBOARD, APPLY IT AND SOLVE A PROBLEM.  FOR THOSE THAT CAN’T UNDERSTAND THE BEAUTY OF THIS STATEMENT, HERE IS WHAT I MEAN.  APPLYING A FORMULA IS SIMPLE.  PLUG IN THE VALUES AND DO THE MATH.  DERIVING THE FORMULA TO USE REQUIRES AN UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICAL PRINCIPLES ALIKE.   IT’S COMPARABLE TO WATCHING A GUITARIST OR PIANIST COMPOSE THE ACTUAL MUSIC, WHILE YOU SIT THERE WITNESSING THE MAGIC HAPPEN, BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES.

 

THIS WAS SCIENCE.  THIS WAS AMAZING.  THIS WAS ART.

 

  THEREFORE, HE IS AN ARTIST!  HENCE, I COULD BE AN ARTIST TOO.

 

IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS I HAD EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!  IT STILL IS.  MY LIFE CHANGED THAT DAY, THANKS TO DR. MURTY AKUNDI.  THANKS SO VERY MUCH DOC!!!

 

FROM THAT MOMENT FORWARD I SAW ART EVERYWHERE.  MY LIFE INSTANTLY BECAME MORE RICH!

 

I NOW PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL ARTISTS, IF WE ACTUALLY CREATE.  CREATING IS THE KEY THOUGH.  I FOUND THE CAMERA IN MY FORTIES.  ALTHOUGH I’M NOT A PHOTOGRAPHER, I CREATE BEAUTY AS I SEE IT IN MY MIND.  OFTEN TIMES THE BEAUTY IS INSPIRED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S ART.

 

THE ART I CREATE WILL BE LIKED BY THOSE THAT LIKE AND APPRECIATE MY APPROACH.  THOSE THAT DON’T, WELL…THEY WON’T.  AND, THAT’S OKAY WITH ME.

 

MANY TIMES I COMPLETELY MISS THE MARK, WHEN DOING A PHOTO OR VIDEO SHOOT.  I USE WHAT I WAS ABLE TO GET, AND PUT THE CREATION OUT INTO THE UNIVERSE ANYWAY.

 

QUESTION:  WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

 

ANSWER:  I PLAN THE NEXT PROJECT.

 

 

ACCORDING TO COMPLEX MAGAZINE,  MASTER P AND HIS “NO LIMIT” RECORD LABEL PUT OUT 51 ALBUMS BETWEEN 1997 AND 2000.  NOT EVERYONE LOVES HIPHOP MUSIC.  NOT EVERY LOVER OF HIPHIP MUSIC LOVES MASTER P’S “NO LIMIT” RECORDS SOUND.  I’M SURE HE DIDN’T LOVE EVERY ALBUM THEY PUT OUT.  HOWEVER, HE CONTINUED PUTTING HIS TEAM’S ART OUT.  LOVE IT OR HATE IT, WITH REGARDS TO HIPHOP, HIS ART RAN THE LATE NINETIES AND ADDED DEPTH, COMPLEXITY AND MAGNIFICENCE TO THE ENTIRE CULTURE, AS A WHOLE.

 

SO, I WILL END THIS POST EXACTLY THE WAY IT STARTED. 

 

IF YOU DON’T HIT THE TARGET, GO BACK IN AND CREATE MORE ART.

 

PEACE AND NAMASTE.

BOWTIE

 

 

 

NOTE:  THE WORK "ART" IMAGE IS A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENCE, CREATED BY CONTRIBUTOR CR103