The Hidden Sphere
(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion Touchon

1a) Develop the power of your creative energy
yet discipline yourself in receptivity and sensitiveness.
1b) Be like a river  that receives all streams  into itself,
in this way  the Creative Harmony 
will always flow through you. [1]
1c) You will become as spontaneous and intuitive as a child.

2a) Know the intensity of the creative impulse
yet remain unassuming and down to earth.[2] 
2b)Live according to the harmony unfolding within you,
and you will always remain an example for others to follow.

3a) When the Creative Order is sectioned into parts for study
it become  music and poetry, art and science, philosophy  and religion.
3b) The master finds within himself 
the essence from  which these  all arise;
in so doing he unites them all within himself. [3]

  [1] The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. That is why we must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions.
Pablo Picasso, 1935

   [2] We Catalans believe you must always plant your feet firmly on the ground if you want to be able to jump up into the air. The fact that I come down to earth from time to time makes it possible to jump all the higher.

Joan Miro, Sweeney, 1948

   [3] Nature is hidden in infinity and manysidedness and does not reveal itself in things; in its many manifestations it has neither tongue nor form, it is infinite and boundless. The miracle of nature is that it all is contained in a small seed, and yet this “all” cannot be embraced. Man, holding a seed, holds the universe and yet cannot examine it, regardless of all the obviousness of the latter’s origin and of “scientific foundations”. One must understand this small seed in order to also reveal the whole universe.

Kasimir Malevich, God is not Cast Down, section seven


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