"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

Sep 7, 2009

Myth and Reality

Creativity, Sex and Metaphor

A tauroctony

I come from a family of artists: my sister is a painter and musician; my father a ceramicist and mother a decent amateur painter; my grandmother painted; my grandfather was a sculptor and potter who lived in a spectacularly unsuccessful menage-a-trios in a small village in the Pyrenees ; my great-grandfather was a stunningly good artist and engineer.

Closer to home, my wife is also an artist: Running through them all it seems (and now through my children as well as perhaps myself) is a thick, mercurial streak of unpredictability; a potential big bang of destructive creativity or creative destruction; words that while antonyms, I increasingly realise by no means cancel each other out.

It is a trait or an ability (maybe latent in all of us) that can disturb in some way: for much as creation and destruction are locked in a symbiotic, mutually sustaining embrace when it comes to art, so in some sense are reality and myth: two sides of the same coin; inseparable ingredients of the same primordial stew that you can witness bubbling and splattering everywhere when the heavens or abyss of creativity open up.

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