* George Edgar Ohr (July 12, 1857 – April 7, 1918) was an American ceramic artist and the self-proclaimed “Mad Potter of Biloxi.” In recognition of his innovative experimentation with modern clay forms from 1880–1910, some consider him the father of the American Abstract-Expressionism movement. While Ohr had a healthy self-image, during his lifetime, many others […]
What if all the world is energy? What if this energy is present in all of us? What if energy flows between all things, plants, humans, ‘inanimate’ objects? What if everyone and everything is linked by this energy?
** Seymour is not in anyway associated with the book promoted at the end of the video above. “Suddenly you notice that there aren’t these separations, that we’re not on a separate island shouting across to somebody else and trying to hear what they’re saying and misunderstanding. You know ‘empathy; the things flowing underneath. […]
One day, wandering in the South of France, CLARA FEDER came across a bookshop outside of which she found a box marked ‘Help Yourself’, feeling very much like Alice, she reached into it. The book she pulled out had powerful memory links to her childhood, a chill ran down her spine. Paul & Virginia, a […]
“All media are extensions of some human faculty- psychic or physical. The wheel is an extension of the foot, the book is an extension of the eye, clothing- an extension of the skin, electric circuitry- an extension of the central nervous system. The medium, or process, of our time – electric technology is reshaping […]
“I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.” ― John Lennon
Should grownups be playing more? Play — unrestricted, free, and imaginative — is desperately undervalued in modern society. Humans of all ages thrive by playing freely, but far too many of us suffer from a deficiency of play, often without realizing it. Play nourishes creativity and psychological health and, contrary to popular understanding, it can help us be more productive in adulthood.
“I was laying in bed one night and I thought ‘I’ll just quit — to hell with it.’ And another little voice inside me said ‘Don’t quit — save that tiny little ember of spark.’ And never give them that spark because as long as you have that spark, you can start the greatest fire […]
“Something hit me very hard once, thinking about how much one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary—the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there’s a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab. It’s a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab […]