The Aspiration of The Artist

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English: “The Moselle near Schengen at the Drailännereck”, oil painting by Luxembourg artist Nico Klopp, 1924. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From a deep well comes a certain longing.  It is for a distant horizon, dimly remembered, portending a certain clarity.  The striving for a transcendental, gives flesh and meaning to the concreteness of everyday reality.  For the artist is always seeking something more, be it in a painting, a song, or a poem.

What is the aspiration of the artist?   This question is as old as the hills, and as new as the as the latest blog post.  Timeless in form, yet essential in delineation, the artist strives to enter into the conversation of life, the river of connection that daily engulfs our lives.  Connection is key, for the moment dialogue is engaged, the artist enters into her element, and the creative flow arises naturally.  This is a given.

Perhaps in this new year, 2015, we can assess the realities before us.  A fact is still a fact, yet a dramatization can yield rich metaphors of meaning.  Hence, a realm of poetry is entered, a landscape of vivid portrayal, giving fresh impetus to the artist’s innate desire to create.  Yet, it is the conversation that gives meaning, the open knowledge that someone has seen our work, and that someone understands and appreciates it.

This is why, we at Lavender Turquois, curate the best, most interesting and liveliest of the vast offerings present to us in the WordPress domain.  This is our calling, and we hope your enjoy our effort.  For it is entering into the conversation, the element of mutual appreciation and dialog that comes with sincere effort, that is the true aspiration of the artist.

The Blooming Lilacs at Jello Mold Farm

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Lilacs at Jello Mold Farm Lilacs at Jello Mold Farm

“Is any moment of the year more delightful than the present?  What there is wanting in glow of colour is more than made up for in fullness of interest.  Each day some well-known, long remembered plant bursts into blossom.”
— Henry A. Bright, from A Year in a Lancashire Garden

Blossoms abound this time of year.  One can hardly keep up with the newest blooms.  This year, in the midst of tulip season, the lilacs are already bursting into flower.  Since we were in the Skagit Valley to see the tulips, we decided to swing by Jello Mold Farm to see what was happening there.  And lilacs were abounding.  These are indeed long-remembered plants to me.  My mother had a large lilac bush by her garden, and the scent of lilacs brings back memories of my childhood on the farm.

Here are some photos of…

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Ambrosia Field

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Ambrosia Ambrosia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A sacred space is any space that is set apart from the usual context of life… Sacred space has no function in the way of earning a living or a reputation. Practical use is not the dominant feature of anything in the space…Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again… You really don’t have a sacred space, a rescue land, until you find somewhere to be that’s not a wasteland, some field of action where there is a spring of ambrosia – a joy that comes from inside, not something external that puts joy into you_ a place that lets you experience your own will and your own intention and your own wish so that, in small, the Kingdom is there.”

___ Joseph Campbell

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The Work of the Artist

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Turkish Sufi whirling dervishes. Turkish Sufi whirling dervishes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The work of the artist in the particular is to discover the universal.

The poetic experience is like religious experience. It is an

act of communion with God.

A poem is religious not because of its content  but  because of its intent.

It intends contact with human experience on the deepest  level possible.

Through words the presence of the Word. Have none told you everything is prayer

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