“Updating Philosophies”

“Updating Philosophies” from Navigate

Process is fascinating. There is an art to the way that things are made. Oftentimes we find ourselves so enraptured by a work of art that a form of mysticism envelops the creator. In our society this has become something worth idolizing, something artists feel the need to aspire to.

Well, we’re not interested in myth. We’re interested in people. In actual people who have incredible talents and the hard work they put in to achieve their results.

Often this secretive artistic path is put on a pedestal. We would like to offer something different to admire: the realistic struggle through which people can create great things.

Expression is difficult. It is of our belief that true greatness comes from vulnerability. The honesty that lies within the creative process provides us with empowering perspectives. To know the challenges faced by an artist and the fortitude needed to overcome them is to celebrate the human spirit.

Cern is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. His ideas are expressed in many artistic forms, including murals, which can be found in major cities all over the world.

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“American Bonsai”

“American Shokunin” from Ryan Bush

Shokunin (Sho-koo-neen) is a Japanese word used to describe an individual that aspires to become a master in their particular craft or art form. Ryan Neil falls firmly into this description, as he has been practicing the art of Bonsai for nearly two decades. In this short film, we get a glimpse at the broader thinking behind a professional American Bonsai practitioner, as well as some of the inherent challenges and aspirations that come along with the pursuit for bonsai mastery in America.

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Dartmoor | Timelapse [2]

amazing visions“Dartmoor | Timelapse  [x 2]

Post by jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 12th November 2014

Dedicated to Shawn MacKenzie

wild visions
artistic expression
feel the art moving through you
awakening your senses of spirit and creation
letting go of falling free fall through the creative atmosphere
it will bring you alive inside
let yourself go until you can go no further
then stop and rest awhile
then begin again

Dartmoor Timelapse Trailer

Dartmoor is a National Park in the southwest of England. The final film will show the variety of Dartmoor’s expansive landscape.

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Dartmoor, The Big Sky, Time-lapse Photography

from David James

Time-lapse photography film of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England.

Locations in order of appearance: Burrator Reservoir, Sharpitor (looking towards Princetown), Fernworthy Reservoir, Hound Tor, Leedon Tor, Old Ruin at Foggintor Quarry, Sheepstor, The Merrivale Stones, Old Rail Track near Sweltor Quarry, Clapper Bridge, Wheal Betsy, Cadover Bridge, King Tor, Foggintor Quarry, Memorial at Corndon Down, Haytor, Old Ruin at Sweltor Quarry, Lydford Castle, Saddle Tor, Brentor Church, Sharpitor (looking towards Leather Tor), Old Bridge near Cadover, Sunset over Dartmoor near Sharpitor.

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“A Thousand Kisses Deep” [the ponies run]

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“A Thousand Kisses Deep”

Composed & Sung by Leonard Cohen

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Saturday 4th October 2014    

“A Thousand Kisses Deep” – Composed & Sung by Leonard Cohen

“A Thousand Kisses Deep”

The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat.
You win a while, and then it’s done
Your little winning streak.
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat,
You live your life as if it’s real,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

I’m turning tricks, I’m getting fixed,
I’m back on Boogie Street.
You lose your grip, and then you slip
Into the Masterpiece.
And maybe I had miles to drive,
And promises to keep:
You ditch it all to stay alive,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

Confined to sex, we pressed against
The limits of the sea:
I saw there were no oceans left
For scavengers like me.
I made it to the forward deck.
I blessed our remnant fleet
And then consented to be wrecked,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

I’m turning tricks, I’m getting fixed,
I’m back on Boogie Street.
I guess they won’t exchange the gifts
That you were meant to keep.
And quiet is the thought of you,
The file on you complete,
Except what we forgot to do,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat . .

last-kiss-by-adam-martinakis

Last Kiss by Adam Martinkis

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