Connecting to Myself
I have hardly taken any time to think about the implications of this blog. When I was first exposed to some of Slade’s ideas, I got a tingling sensation that this medium was somehow for me. I didn’t know what my content was going to be, or what I was supposed to be standing for, but I just had to do it.
And now here I am, and I have finally found the reason. My two passions – fire and water – are beginning to combine, creating the unique alchemical mix I call my art
Fire – seeing the structure of reality through abstract, conceptual ideas. Matter that can be transformed through perception.
Water – feeling the softer elements of human existence. Flowing energy leading to connection and life. Inspiration, creativity, imagination.
All of this is possible thanks to the individuals who created and contributed to the open source program Apophysis, in which I create the fractal flames you can find around these pages.
Recent history has brought incredible technological advancements to us. The efforts of many, faceless and meaningless when each on his own, are merging to create something vital – Access. The connection to everything has never been easier, more direct. Our old, clunky social structures are quickly fading away, being replaced by a medium that is much faster for thoughts to travel, for bringing people together – not locally, but universally.
I don’t know if the people that created this new art form share my motivations, if they see the grand nature of their task, but thanks to access (that magical word again), it doesn’t matter. The idea spread anyway, reaching me just at the right moment, giving a part of my soul that had been hiding deep inside a way to express itself, to send its tiny sparks into the world.
And for that, I am grateful.
This post is being submitted to Nneka’s season of gratitude. I’m not from the US but I did like the meme, so I am joining in anyway.