Clarification

The link is http://rawartists.org/yotaki and this will take you to the voting booth. The others are graphics only.

 

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Vote tomorrow and every day including Oct. 8 to help a fellow artist out.

http://rawartists.org/yotaki

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Please vote for me

Remember who I was in a spectacular art show just a month back? I am in the running for semifinalist.  Only 3 will be picked but the voting is open across the nation and overseas so I really really need you to vote every day from Oct1 to Oct. 8.  You can only vote once a day so please do not forget and invite all your friends, neighbors and relatives to vote as well. You did not have to view the show to vote. Oct. 1 the voting begins so when you click on the link you will see a vote button. Press and you are done for the day.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

http://www.rawartists.org/yotaki

Please let me know if you have any difficulty with the link.

Dreams

 

The gap between dreams and reality contains the void. It is within the void, the darkness where one creates. Life changes here for this is the place of birth.

One of the wisest quotes I have ever read was said by Rodgers & Hammerstein, “ You’ve got to have a dream to make a dream come true.”

What if you have lost that dream? Accomplished it and can’t replace the dream or never had one? How does one find or does one create a dream? It is here within the blackest of voids surrounded by loneliness and despair alone one searches, one hopes to stumble upon the seed that will develop into the great passion, the fiery essence of a dream.

What is once lost shall never be found for it is never as it was. I can spend hours, days even years expounding the void, the darkest vortex but here is the blackest fog is a dream, my dream. I know that with every particle of my being. If only it were a room with four wall rather than the universe with infinite possibilities.

A dream is bigger than current reality. It is living the adventure called life. Climb out of the seashell that has imprisoned. Let the light call out in sweet melody.

Purpose excites memory lifting the veil of forgetfulness. Purpose touches one’s heart, awakening from the non-reality of slumber. I begin to remember who I am and why I am here.

Like a road map of stars, each leads me out of the darkness to enter a physical form, to enter my body with knowledge of who I am. For purpose is who one is.

Eliminating all aspects of life that are inconsistent with my purpose I feel the fuel of passion. Passion creates action. Climb aboard the magic carpet and fly about the universe, Use the magic to produce extraordinary results, extraordinary life.  Anything is possible as long as I believe.  The gossamer wings of hope are fragile and easily broken by a glance or word. Even one delivered without malice can be the destruction of a dream. Passion ‘s fire strengthens not destroys. Trust the dream. No limiting beliefs. A dream is bigger than current reality.

Dreams emerging from the dark void push the purpose up as purpose is whom I am. The nightmares and fears swirl about trying to destroy what has finally emerged ad the great challenge of life.

Breaking through the barriers, doubts clings like the silvery spiders web weighing me down. Passion burns drying out the fears until once again I am free to roam.

In the womb of the universe is darkness, unknown, fears dance with abandon, emptiness inviting the soul to open, the eyes to see and the body to be.

Yotaki 9/24/2013

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This should take you to my Yotaki Urban Shaman link. Please let me know what you think.

Never Sorry

Ai WeiWei is a Chinese artist and the film is a must see about his life as an artist and political activist.

I would like to share and start for discussion some of the ideas I have gotten from watching the film.

1. Artists can easily offend other people.  Perhaps it is the nature of the beast, being a creative person and exposing what is in your mind, heart, soul.  There will always be one who is offended. Never be sorry for that which you create and express if it is genuine…from you.

2. The difference between cats and people: cats will open a door but never close it.  How profound.  It puts you right down on your bum and you can do nothing but contemplate all the aspects of that statement. Perhaps as create persons, artists we need to leave more doors open and as humans I would say that was a definite. Be like a cat and leave the door open. Don’t close it!

3. When interviewed one of the assistants who did the actual physical work on the sculpture said,” I am a hired assassin, I do not ask questions why, I just do.”

How many times must we write an artist statement? From now on that will become my opening line.  I am an assassin, I do not question why I create art I simply do because there is no other way of being for me than to create art.  When working on a piece I do not sit and ponder where the idea came from or why this not that is the driving force to do. I simply follow the urge or perhaps the instinct to do, to create, I do not question the idea, nor the concept and instinctively go to the material be it cement or watercolor that best helps me express the desire burning within my soul.  I simply do what it dictates. I create therefore I am an assassin. I just do without question.  I follow the creative order to create.

Now it is your turn please post your comments.