by Dereck Dew
About what do you think?
Upon what do you dwell?
What ideas draw your interest?
The more one asks oneself, the more they ask questions.
The more questions one considers, the deeper they delve into themselves,
into the personal.
Going into the social realm with these questions engages others in thought
More interesting questions solicit more interesting reactions.
These interactions give food for the mind to digest upon reentry into
We go home, tell ourselves things, and make up stories to give meaning.
Meaning directs focus.
Focus gets intense, at times ... in time.
Pour it out; pour it on—until it’s gone.
A reciprocal depression follows the moments of exaltation.
Every artist is a manic.
Reengaging in social exchange offers a recharge for the drained battery of
Life feeds on itself.
In the process of becoming who one is, peace must be made with oneself
and the Vox Populi.
The ape stays out of the water.
The overman soars above it.
To avail oneself of tradition, one must first immerse themselves in its
-Dereck W. Dew
"As an artist the sense of proportion gets easily lost when wrapped in one’s own work
to the exclusion of all else. Here the social exchange becomes crucial to reengage in the
culture. Interest in my own work and research causes a reciprocal interest in the work of
others. I always learn about myself through the feedback of others’ insight into my work,
so I work to understand myself as well as to learn about humanity not as a disconnected
abstraction, but through personal exchanges (intense, vulnerable,
Self-understanding leads to healing—the goal of Art." -Dereck W. Dew
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