I have a theory.
Every one of us is imbued with a capacity to create.
A quantity of creative energy and that unique human quality….. the ability to choose.
When I see violence and vandalism in the streets I feel innately convinced that the individuals who have committed those acts have allowed their creative instinct to be blocked, turn inward and work against them.
I believe that when we are not encouraged to exercise these creative impulses in whatever manner suits us: performance, art, music, architecture, gardening, building a business, building a house, we store a reserve of frustrated energy that spills out destructively. Anyone who is not encouraged to make their unique mark on the world may find themselves unappreciative of their own abilities and, cynically seek to destroy the fruits of other people’s creative labour. This is my ‘make or break’ theory.
I believe every child holds incredible creative potential and it’s up to us, their parents and carers to acknowledge it, respect it and nurture it.
Little else on the planet gives the same sense of personal fulfillment and purpose as an original creative contribution. Let’s celebrate the original, never again to be repeated gifting of each individual and make, not break.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost”
To you, the artist.