Thoughts

An evolving blog

Artistry


For depicting our reality
we have the photographer,
for repeating past inventions
we have the craftsman;
the mission of the artist
is to transmute
the vulgarities of our existence
and bygone conventions
into an oeuvre embodying
what could and should be...

~

Inspirations


People, places, and things that have inspired and influenced me, or proven to be kindred spirits in some form ... this list will continue to grow:

'A Beautiful Mind'
Akira Kurosawa
Alan Hovhaness
Alan Watts
Albert Einstein
Alice Coltrane
Amiina
Arvo Pärt
Bill Laswell
Björk
Brazilian Girls
Bruce Lee
Buddhism
Carl Jung
Carl Sagan
Cassandra Wilson
Charles Darwin
Chinary Ung
Claude Debussy
Craig Street
Darius Milhaud
'Dark Souls'
Darren Aronofsky
David Attenborough
'Departures'
Dr Seuss
'Dune'
'Earth from Above'
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Eric Dolphy
Eric Whitacre
Erik Satie
Evelyn Glennie
Eyvind Kang
Fantômas
'Flow'
'Flower'
George Crumb
Giya Kancheli
Graham Haynes
Gustav Klimt
Haruno Kira
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Henri Rousseau
'Hero'
'Ico'
Ikue Mori
Jerry Uelsmann
Jim Henson
John Coltrane
Jonathan Blow
Joni Mitchell
JRR Tolkien
'Journey'
Kate Bush
Keith Jarrett
Khalil Gibran
'Kung Fu'
Lars Von Trier
Leonard Bernstein
Lê Quan Ninh
'Limbo'
Manfred Eicher
Marc Chagall
Marcus Aurelius
Matmos
Maurice Ravel
Maya Beiser
MC Escher
Mia Doi Todd
Michael Moorcock
Mike Patton
Miles Davis
Mr Bungle
Morton Feldman
Nikola Tesla
Paul Gauguin
'Pay It Forward'
Philip Glass
Photek
Rabindranath Tagore
Radiohead
'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
Remedios Varo
Return to Forever
Richard Dawkins
Richard Wagner
Sade
St Vincent
Santana
Secret Chiefs 3
'Shadow of the Colossus'
'Siddhartha'
Sidney Sime
'Solaris'
'Star Trek'
'Star Wars'
Steve Coleman
Steve Reich
Steven Schick
Stevie Wonder
Susanne Abbuehl
Tadao Ando
'Tao Te Ching'
Tatsuya Nakatani
Teiji Ito
Terrence Malick
'The Book of the New Sun'
The Dresden Dolls
'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim'
'The Matrix'
The Orb
The Pacific Northwest
The Police
Tony Williams
Toru Takemitsu
'Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar'
Vernon Reid
Wayne Shorter
Weather Report
'World of Warcraft'
Yes

Above all else ... the cosmos, and this planet, with its beautiful terrains, weather phenomena, and myriad forms of life.

~

Music


Music reaches furthest
when it transcends
its constituent notes and rhythms
and begins to resemble
a force of nature
which is its origin
as vibration and sound ~