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Seeing in New Ways

This I know. I’d like to get to the end of my life having actually seen it. As an artist, I naturally see the power in conscious observation and I get clearly that What I see matters less than How I see it…in life as well as in art. The first eighteen or so posts will [...]

1. The What if Factor

What if you could learn to see the world in a different way; to see the ordinary in extra-ordinary ways? And what if you could free your mind in a way that allowed for more and new perspectives to show up?  What if a new way of seeing made room for the usual to show itself [...]

2. Seeing the ordinary in extraordinary ways

How I arrived at these images and the exercise of What if? Awhile back I was creating a process for a group of corporate executives attending an 'innovation’ retreat. The goal was that by the end of the day, they would have learned to see the world in new ways...with new eyes or beginners eyes. [...]

3. Why we should care about how we see our world.

In my first post, I discussed the What if Factor and how I came to create an exercise that explored seeing the world in extra-ordinary ways. The images you see here are the result of that process.  You can see in these collages that there are very few actual human parts but our minds easily [...]

4. The domain of rigid relics

One of the gifts we have as human becomings is that of a creative spirit, whether we recognize it or not, whether we use it or not. Like a pilot light, the flame holds constant in a quiet place until sparked by desire, need or magic to shine a light on a new thought or [...]

5. We are very good at not noticing that we are not noticing.

We’ve all experienced something like driving from point A to point B and having arrived at B remembering little or nothing of the trip. I decided years ago that I didn’t want to do this life-trip and have a white-out about the details of it when I got to the other end. Choosing to notice [...]

6. Noticing life between the lines…

We are, most of us, trapped in an ‘if this, then that’ kind of seeing modality...a what you see is what you get way of observing the world. But, we know that 'this' is not always followed by a clearly defined 'that'. We know things aren’t always what they seem.  So why do some of [...]

7. The Power of a Question

A compelling question creates movement in this universe of ours. That...I know for sure. From the many notes and journals I’ve kept over the years something of a gift emerged. Writing was a way of reconciling some of my own questions, and, as always, creating many new ones which, naturally, became the catalyst for new thoughts [...]