by Tashi Leo Lightning

Tashi Leo LightningNot everything is art, but anything can be art - it is the mind of the artist that transforms it into art. The viewer / receiver must transform themselves into the same energy to receive the art work. This transformation of energy is the work of the artist in a society.

Works of art are not objects and should not be objectified. Art works are maps - treasure maps that must be experienced and followed to states of being, and should be valued as such - a vehicle to get somewhere. It is the experience of being that the artist creates that is the art, then the form of the work disappears.

The task of the artist is to make something visible from their experience - mapping the labyrinth of consciousness and the human being like a guide or a shaman - but in a deeply responsible and unselfconsciousness way that brings truth and beauty into the society. The resistance of the society becomes a problem only if the artist changes the work and uses the rewards of the society from this endeavor for themselves, and do not turn this energy out into the society.

Creativity is an energy that is shared by all human beings. Artists show how to use this energy, like a river flowing, invisible, that can be followed intuitively, the directional forces developed in proportion to the absence of greed. The resistance of the society is an energy that must be transformed by the artist into the medicine of art - either nectar, or a bitter pill.

The essence of art is this energy that can be tasted in all the forms of art created in the society. The artists must therefore heal themselves - they must take the medicine first, bringing then the essence of this energy to the society through their transformation and their work.

The conditions for generating freedom in the society reside in the relationship between the art that is being created and received in the collective consciousness of the society, and how it empowers each individual to use their creativity to the highest level.

Tashi Leo Lightning © 2006