Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Devil's in the doing...



Politically I stay away from systems where a supposed elite class rules over the dirty masses. Trouble. But I do believe in creative dictatorships. Pure at heart but warrior-like in drive. My hero Jimi Hendrix had enough heart and vision to last a thousand years, but I would guess he lacked the ferocity and the thick skin to actualize his creativity over time. He was devoured and depressed by the middling, greedy machine all around him and so he checked out.

A great vision comes from a single source. Depending on the nature of the creative initiative, i.e. the execution, there may or may not be a need for "committees" down the line. When people are brought into the creative process, it's critical that they remain in service of the original vision. Until a vision can stand on its own two feet, it does often need support and collaboration and a genuinely shared sense of nurturing. And yes, it also needs a strong and sometimes fierce leader, the so-called visionary. But let's not get all supplicating and sycophantish about that word. The hub of a wheel is important, but so are the spokes, the tire, the engine behind it, and the road it travels.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Hone said...

This sentence can be so applied to creating paintings... I've put it on my list of favorite quotes. :-)

"The hub of a wheel is important, but so are the spokes, the tire, the engine behind it, and the road it travels." - Paul Gachot

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This opened my eyes!
Hopefully will do the same to you!
Please see before you judge!

ZEITGEIST: ADDENDUM

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Money as debt

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Importante please pass forward

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Moe said...

One of my favorite posts :)

4:06 PM  

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