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Monthly Archives: April 2015
“The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness.”
– Carl Jung
And most wasps are bees. Nothing to fear.
© somethingwindy | Reykjavík, Iceland | Oct 2013 | stylist Ernesta Vaina
begin by imitation until the penny drops – that’s what my maths teacher once told us
Thank you for your well considered answers, Some examples, from my life may help, one situation so demoralised me that I don’t think I did anything creative for myself the whole time I worked there. Another place energised me to the point of experimenting in my own time to have more skills to share and I took lots of pictures then. That’s what I mean by satisfying as an artist. Maybe now I’ve explained the question you could share a little about what makes for a good artist experience for you?
Ah, I see what you mean.
The things that energize me to the point of (aesthetic) experimentation are the qualities of sensory or emotional experiences. Then the drive towards artistic satisfaction is the drive to make a true report. I actually haven’t found that demoralizing circumstances keep this phenomenon at bay at all compared to energizing circumstances. Maybe for me morale has nothing to do with (the activation of) my creative drive because I’m introverted. A good artistic experience for me is when I consider myself sufficiently equipped to make the report that my consciousness demands. One of my favourite things about the universe is that life evolved perception and communication, meaning that we can express and represent things. It’s pretty cool.
Have you heard about the “tun effect?” Because you’re a German and the word is derived from German and conceived by a German scientist who observed in 1922 a tardigrade or “water bear” creature of an extreme micro size which inhabits soil and mosses. Tardigrades are ancient creatures older than most lifeforms. The “tun effect” is their ability to dessicate or dry their bodies by withdrawing into themselves in order to survive lack of water. But remarkably, they reanimate in the presence of it.
Tardigrades are fascinating lifeforms! I didn’t know it was discovered by a German, nor that their ability with water is called the Tun effect. (I had thought that the name was still available, such that perhaps one day a phenomenon might be named after me – something academic, I always imagined. Oh well. I already share my name with an extremely common verb so I’m used to it.) I am constantly truly astonished and inspired by the variety of life on earth.
On another note, you may be surprised to know that I’m not actually a German. My name looks and sounds like a German word, and I live in Berlin, but that’s the full extent of it. I’m actually a born a bred Brit to the core, as English as afternoon tea. As to my ethnic heritage that’s yet another source of mystery to those who can only rely on guesswork.