(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion
A painter prepares his canvas with
It is the emptiness of the white
that gives rise to a painting.
The potter shapes clay into the
form of a vessel.
It is the emptiness within it
that gives it its shape and usefulness.
Before the concert begins,
all musicians enter silence.
It is from this emptiness that
the symphony emerges.
Thus we spend many years of disciplined
preparation and study
to become artists, musicians or
Yet, it is the deepening of the
our hearts and minds that gives
for the creative harmony to express
itself through us.(1)
(1) Anonymity allows me to give up myself,
but in giving up myself I end up by affirming myself more. Similarly, silence
is a refusal of noise, but the result is that the least sound, in silence,
The same approach makes me seek the sound
hidden in the silence, the movement in immobility, life in the inanimate,
the infinite in the finite, shapes in emptiness, and myself in anonymity.