Meditations on Love

To consider, one single word, it’s significance in Love, in Design, in De-signing..

responsibility

rɪˌspɒnsɪˈbɪlɪti/
noun
noun: responsibility
  1. 1.
    the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.
    “women bear children and take responsibility for childcare”
    synonyms: authority, control, power, leadership, management, influence;

    “we train those staff who show an aptitude for managerial responsibility”
  2. 2.
    the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something.
    “the group has claimed responsibility for a string of murders”
    synonyms: blame, fault, guilt, culpability, blameworthiness, liability

    “the organization denied responsibility for the bomb attack at the airport”
    • a moral obligation to behave correctly towards or in respect of.
      “individuals have a responsibility to control their behaviour”
      synonyms: trustworthiness, level-headedness, rationality, sanity, reason, reasonableness,sense, common sense, stability, maturity, adultness, reliability, dependability,competence

      “teenagers may not be showing enough sense of responsibility to be safely granted privileges”
  3. 3.
    the opportunity or ability to act independently and take decisions without authorization.
    “we expect individuals to take on more responsibility”
    • a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation.
      plural noun: responsibilities
      “he will take over the responsibilities of Overseas Director”
      synonyms: duty, task, function, job, role, place, charge, business, onus, burden, liability,accountability, answerability, province;

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      “it was his responsibility to find witnesses”

       

      Selflessness.

      Unconditional terms. To that of one’s craft, the calculated abandon. Trusting one’s ability in love.

      Love as an attitude, an orientation of character which determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole, not, towards the ‘object’ of love.

      Bearing in mind at this juncture, how it is we as human beings, conscious, bring a thing into existence, or indeed how we eliminate thus. Life and death cycles, seasons.

      Considering meditation, disciplined mindfulness, perpetual awareness coupled with sensibility, a well honed bent towards duty of care, an ability to bring about life where otherwise it could not exist. The ability of intention to derive the extra ordinary from the ordinary, pin point accuracy within any given situation at every given moment in time, to nurture and to relinquish from care..

      Sensitively choosing each moments suitable requirements, as the Master, as the Craft.

       

      Notes on Love..

      Amounting to responsibility. To be responsible, to act accordingly, appropriately.

      The art of crafting akin. The power to hold one’s attention, simultaneously, to both inner and outer object. The power of being entirely in the moment of creation, to the point the creation becomes to one’s will. Navigating via one’s skill base, holistically, responding suitably, or not so at all.

      Life, as one invent’s it to be.

       

      To follow, notes on Mindfulness with additional insight into recent designs…

      Deconstruction, being the purest form of construction.

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New Utopia’s….

http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/about/press/press-releases/utopia-2016-a-year-of-imagination-and-possibility

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Drawing from experience…

Visual excerpts from recent creative pursuits, pertaining to the recent links below, regards the general subject matter, unique experience.

Reasoning’s behind Reason’s from Experience.

The Art of Serendipity

Reasons from experience..

 

Transforming one’s own life experiences, translated via the meditative act of creation (via drawing/ design), a process became unto itself, unto what you see herein. The process became more than the sum of its parts…

 

It is a worthy consideration, given the literary foundation of these works, that willful intention, towards positive creative aims, mindfulness, coupled with sufficient manual and mental dexterity to ascertain appropriate sensitivity, between control and abandon, can enable the creative practitioner to bring into existence products wholly self satisfying, pleasing. Pleasing by means of a process, bearing tangible manifestations the likes the practitioner has not before seen. Life, realised.

I mean to explain the process of bringing into existence a certain fertile landscape, unique to the individual, their processes, where previously lay barren waste land alone. I mean to explain, the attempt of extracting the extra ordinary from the otherwise ordinary.

How is this achieved?

If such creative processes in designing or de-signing are broken down, via the mindful act of being precisely in each given moment, as it unfolds, akin to the wild animal, ensuring inch perfect its positioning leading to its prey, bearing this in mind is it suffice to say there can be no differentiating between each momentary act of living, as to whether we succeed, fail, or starve our selves of vitality necessary for survival, necessary to give unto life.

Given, we are simply dealing with merely a few sketches here, are we not?

Given, a split second carries not, in death.

What importance does the creative process hold within contemporary societies, what essential skills can be gained from the act of drawing alone. How can becoming familiar with the act of slowing up our response times into the momentary, benefit our health and serve to inform our future well-being.

What bearing do such concerns have on the art of love….

 

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Victor Frankle on Responsibility

Excerpt: Man’s Search for Meaning. Frankle, Victor : Rider Books ISBN: 184413239-0

Page 134.

‘Freedom, however, is not the last word. Freedom is only part of the story and half of the truth. Freedom is but the negative aspect of the whole phenomenon whose positive aspect is responsibleness. In fact, freedom is in danger of degenerating into arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness. That is why I recommend that the statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast’.

 

Freedom cannot be bought, nor successfully sought, and found, as a singular option. Freedom exists only via it’s counter part/s of which among responsibility, there a many.

Consider, the relevance of this philosophical excerpt, versus, the megalithic type monument that is ‘generally speaking’ fine arts based academia, and the equally prehistoric in nature, world of advertising, inextricably linked, to commercial art and design culture.

Add salt for effect… Herein lies a catalyst.

“Sed omnia praeclara tam difficilia quam rara sunt” Ethics of Spinoza.
Victor Frankle: Man’s Search for Meaning.pg154

Contemplating the above quote, surely this depends firstly upon where one is
looking, and secondly, what may be obscuring a clear vision?

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Art/ Design, As a Life Line

Article’s relevant to The Art of Utopia Practice and Philosophy.

 

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/value-arts-and-culture/state-arts/createjournal/join-debate/

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Reasoning’s behind Reason’s from Experience.

Is there a radical difference between art, life, creativity, thought, perception, conversation, design?

It is said, we are what we eat. Then so too, we are what we think. It would seem, it is seldom said however, that we are what we speak. Further more, it can be said, we become what we imagine ourselves to be.

 

So then WHY do such topics interest me? How do such matters relate within design? Why, do I spend time researching such matters. Well it’s a passion, in short. Arguably, a necessity within the realms of academia, with a use within contemporary social spheres.

 

In design, initially perceived negatives can be transformed into positives, that which is beautiful, etc.  EXAMPLE:

Design processes can highlight the possibility of neutralisation of emotional response and association. So then is it agreeable, such processes can also serve to highlight the ‘mere delusion’ of good, and bad?

Enhancing such realisations via design/ craft, one can utilise such therapeutic excersises and extend them out into social spheres and experiences. As William Morris championed, where care is taken over crafting, it is in turn possible for the craft practitioner to extend that sense of care out into the community, via product of self action.

It would seem, there may only be superficial differences between art, life, creativity, thought, perception, conversation and design. Yet I am currently querying, all are actually indistinguishable from one another?

In the Arts, it is said, that truth is beauty.

In Life is it true that death is generally not so?

In Conversation is it accurate to say that the truth can hurt?

In Perception can it be said, that this is down to our believing/ creating the belief, that it can?

In Designing (our own Thoughts) is it acceptable that we have a choice in such matters?

In Creativity, and Life itself, is it possible we can invent our way to certain immunity of negative impact?

Briefly highlighting all of the above, consider once again, there ‘is’ quite possibly, and ultimately, ‘no’ difference in art, life, creativity, thought, perception, conversation or design…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Art of Serendipity

Bearing much resemblance to The Art of Utopia philosophy, methodology.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/opinion/how-to-cultivate-the-art-of-serendipity.html?_r=0

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