Everyday Art

For many years it has been my goal to create art & music on a daily basis. To be honest, this is quite hard to attain. It is but a dream given the realities of life. There are signs though that it is possible. I’d like to share an idea of how it can be done – how you can possibly not run out of ideas.

Everyday our mind is filled with thoughts, emotions, and memories, both positive and negative. In a moment-to-moment basis these thoughts continually evolve just like how clouds in the sky continually change. Can art and music be perceived as objects or “clouds” of creativity? The blank canvas is the sky and the ever changing clouds are your potential pieces of art.

What if I could somehow take these clouds, harness them, and create a corresponding piece of art. Those creative impulses will relate to my day, to my life. I know that they will be unique because every day is different. The music or the art will have the “essence” of that particular day embedded in it.

Art as a Practice

So what I present here is somewhat of a different form of art, because there is no aim of creating a “hit” or creating a masterpiece. The aim is simply to transform raw energy, raw creative impulse, to a tangible or audible thing.

In this way, the creating becomes a practice, and thus is integrated in the person’s life. The creation becomes a mirror of life rather than a novelty which is meant to purely excite the senses.

Artimer JA
Thought Object: Systemic Pain, 2020
Colored Pencil and Pen on sketchbook paper

I’d like to encourage anyone who stumbles into this blog post to take a look at this short clip about the electronic music composer Steve Roach to see how he approaches music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abd5LUyH0us