Re: Robert Stevenson’s Invisible Art
Your response indicates that you have a clever mind that is good for intellectual trickery, but you know nothing about the higher levels of reality. It is foolish (and amusing) to question (as you have) which side is up. In the discipline of invisibility, all sides are up, or none, whichever you choose. Your other questions as to which color backgrounds go better with this or that are obvious attempts at humor gone wrong. As for the question of who did it poorly and who well, it is simply immaterial in this new discipline, as I am convinced you are already well aware. I know this is complicated stuff, but by your own admission you have attempted basic Oriental penmanship exercises, so perhaps you are not entirely hopeless, and I will try my best to explain: In this new and higher art form, THE VIEWER IS THE ARTIST! Yes, there is a degree of expanded awareness that is necessary to attain this consciousness. It is called higher imagination, also known as inversely expanded creativity. I will compose a parable for your enlightenment: We are all as dogs or even lower life forms like bugs or microbes, seeking the way, seeking the higher light. Now, along comes this newer, higher discipline and all you can do is bark and chitter. Shame, Gary, shame.
GARY: But … but, how would you know what side was up when you hung it on your wall? Or what color of background would go with it? Or who did it well and who did it poorly (ergo how to price it)? I may qualify to speak, by Jack’s presumptuous rules here. I do Chinese brush painting — on the principle of minimalism, as a matter of fact — on rice paper with bright, heavy watercolor rather than the traditional ground ink — which must have been new as an art form, as it scandalized my art instructors. (And, yes, I do make money at it. But I admit I might find it easier making money at invisible art, so go for it, Yustas.) And yes, I do think I’ve probably been around (several times around the world — at several angles) and even higher — atop the Zugspitz — and deeper — in a submarine — than either Yustas or JK have. Does that mean I can laugh and don’t have to move over or prepare myself for the enthronement of invisibility? Does it, does it, huh? I do think that Yustas is being pretentious to claim he can dictate what the “best art” is. I also hope JK is doing a parody here, or he’s being pretty pretentious too (but I rather think he is doing a parody). But … but, how would you know what side was up when you hung it on your wall? Or what color of background would go with it? Or who did it well and who did it poorly (ergo how to price it)?