Previous Page
Table Of Contents
Next Page

 

19

 

 

Gouache, color, Frank Bender

 

 

Composition, then, assumes meaning. Previously it was based on preference. Preference is because of attachment.

 

Seer and seen are now known as not different.

 

Then is love born — which gives impartiality of vision and same-love to all things.

 

The resultant activity (production of art work) is creativeness in likeness — perfect and complete representation.

 

This representation, independent of similitude, is also the truth of the object. If another person, looking at the object and its representation, should think "They are not the same," it would be on account of his delusion as to the significance of form. Creativeness cannot be two, as it is the one Creativeness which made both the object and its representation.

 

Since love is the reason and cause of the objective world, only by love may it be understood.

 

The awakening of love is usually only achieved after years of devotion; but it is by Grace alone that it comes when it does come.

 

The manifestation of this love (in the art-work) is a means of revealing that love to others; it becomes a vehicle for their emancipation.

 

Because it clings to nothing, it creates no impression of attachment upon others, but is in itself pure in its creativeness.

 

Thus life is revealed as no mystery; and the artist's purpose is accomplished.

 

Reprinted by special permission from "7 Stars to Morning"

 

 

Previous Page
Table Of Contents
Next Page