I read on your website that you distinguish objective with subjective art, is this connected to what you just said?
This is so, my philosophy is objective art, which I connect to meditation. I want to create something: an object. Whereas 99% of art is subjective art, which has no relationship with meditation. Subjective art means you are pouring your subjectivity - your dreams, your imaginations, your fantasies - onto the canvas. It is a projection of your psychology.
The same thing happens in poetry, in music, in all dimensions of creativity - you [the subjective artist] are not concerned with the person who is going to see your painting, not concerned what will happen to him when he looks at it; that is not your concern at all. Your art is simply a kind of vomiting. It will help you, just the way vomiting helps: it takes the nausea away, it makes you cleaner, makes you feel healthier. But you have not considered what is going to happen to the person who is going to see your vomit. He will become nauseous. He may start feeling sick.
So when you are working on your paintings, you meditate!
For me painting is a meditative act not different from cleaning the dishes or my teeth, or working in my garden. When I paint, I am totally lost in the act of painting. It is a 'no-mind' experience. What I am left with afterwards is a canvas that wants to go, wants to make someone or some place happy. When that happens I feel honored and grateful; I feel I gave a little something, a little beauty to the world.
By Diana Lagalante - 25. Jul. 2007
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