CONCEPTS IN ART
and Fills General Areas
SUGGESTION Vs. Visual DESCRIPTION
CREATIVELY USE SIZE and PROPORTION FOR EXPRESSIVE
are the problem solving ideas of life.
Powerful concepts cross lines of learning areas
Powerful concepts apply to more than 1 art
Powerful concepts relate to any and all cultures;
Powerful concepts cross lines of subject matter
Powerful concepts have universal application.
OF MULTI-DISCIPLINED CONCEPTS
We inquire to know, we ask appropriate questions,
we seek to find consistency of pattern and
purpose; Either by accident or purely by intent
we produce a satisfactory product or conclusion
that is uniquely our own and will stand as
our own personal pillars of wisdom.
We have a sense that when we have applied
a good solution it feels right, it is integrated,
the parts exist with a kind of peace and quiescence.
We seek to see the end from the beginning,
we seek a form that will follow function or
a plan that will answer the need that is being
We ask the questions relating to how things
are as they are and how should they be?
Expresses the gaining skill and proficiency
in any given activity so that thing can be
done nearly perfectly and repeatedly almost
as if without effort.
The ability to produce numerous
and varied options or answers each having some
sense of answering the question or the task.
Finding the recurring rhythms that
make up music, design, nature, and our lives.
The tools we discover, borrow or invent to
do the work we need to do, from the simplest
of hand tools to the most highly engineered
Soul (viewpoint or
personal voice and vision)
(Expression) (style, styles) = Soul
Expression results from the uniqueness
of each person, born at unique moments, gifted
with unique gifts and abilities and given a
personal voice to express his or her own story
in a personal way.
Theme is getting to the heart of
meaning; what is the purpose or the reason
for being of a given thing.
Everything lives somewhere, players
share a stage, forms share space in
a painting, living creatures have their places
in nature, the stars and the planets populate
the infinite spaces of the universe.
Thinking humanity (homo sapiens) are always
creating symbols to stand for other meanings
When we stop to look back we say,
"That turned out well," or, "Gee,
I wish I could have done it a better, faster,
stronger, clearer way."
is an area of learning that continually emphasizes
more of these universal concepts than almost
any other form of human endeavor. It is Art
that encourages each person to discover one's
own individual soul and voice. Art seeks to
establish the unique value of each individual.
We as artists, will share our thinking and
discoveries with those about us who have ears
to listen and eyes to discover and hearts to