See me, feel me, smell me, taste me: changing the state of art

Posted on July 6, 2010


BakeThis.tvThe knead to create
The artisan’s hands knead the mixture until the tactile surface meets approval. Tools are employed to aid this process, some supple and flexible others of dense metal or wood.

State of mind
Documented are the portions of powders, liquids and binding agents, commonly referred to as a recipe. Randomly applied are the adjustments in technique that account for variables in the temperature, humidity and material quality. Thoroughly engaged in this step of the operation, success is contingent upon this artisan’s hands and their masterful movement. Only with precise viscosity can this preparation move on.

Firing the flame of the artist
Accordingly, the discovery that grasses and their seeds could be prepared for nourishment, naturally enkindled experimentations with them and temperature. The marrying of heat and grain produced a byproduct of broth. This stock was roasted on embers and astonishingly the first unsoured flat bread was created, as well as the art of baking. Preparation of stable food radically changed the eating habits and lifestyle of our early ancestors, transcending us from hunters to became settlers, more specifically bakers.

Eloquently explained in The Mission of Art by Alex Grey: “Art is the communication of one soul to another, offered through the symbolic language of form and content. An artist creates a sensible form, through harmonious use of the medium…Art is nutrition for the soul. “

Art is the awakening and connection with our senses. Visual observation is most commonly associated with a museum tour or art gallery. Often we are compelled to try and touch the pieces exhibited, seeking to satisfy yet another of our senses. Musical arts, recitals and concerts are inspired by our thirst for audible stimulation.

See me, hear me
Ironically if our vision is impaired at such an event, an obstacle blocking the view of the performers, most in attendance would demand a refund. Performing artists intuitively understand this duplicity, creating tear evoking Operas, graceful and elegant ballets and a full spectrum of plays, whether musical, comedic or dramatic. …entire examiner article