Wednesday, November 17, 2010

David Lynch and the artist as suffering agent of art

David Lynch’s “Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity” talks about many things.

For on, he talks about an artist’s obligation to live life correctly, healthy, to stay rested and positive, and free from fear.

David Lynch movies can give you another idea, but the, if you met David Lynch, you'd probably see the error of your considerations about him. He advises artists to stay away from suffering.

“Let your characters do the suffering."

“If you’re an artist, you’ve got to *know* about anger without being restricted by it. In order to create, you’ve got to have energy; you’ve got to have clarity. You’ve got to be able to catch ideas. You’ve got to be strong enough to fight unbelievable pressure and stress in this world. So it just makes sense to nurture the place where that strength and clarity and energy come from–to dive in and enliven that.”

So, to all you suffering artists, no longer do you need to suffer in vain. What the suffering DOES do, is give you character, and one of the things all artists need, is character, the more the better. But you need to purge what that brings to the table, through not drugs, drama and aberrant behaviors, but through your art.

Get to work!

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