Signs of Consciousness Manifesto

The points in this manifesto act as signposts for keeping me in accord with my belief systems and opinions. Similar to the dynamics of the internet, they are not intended to be solidified entities, but rather in a eternal state of revision and flux.

1. Baring the soul is the gateway to authentic art.

2. Making art a priority is concurrently a rebellious and a virtuous act.

3. The amount of art and design on the internet is astonishing. I perceive much of it as better than what I do. I do not make art to be better than anyone else, or even to be very good at all. I do it because it's what I do.

4. Art is directly related to my personal spiritual path. Putting myself in accord with my bliss (what fascinates me) acts as a signpost to help navigate that path.

5. Materials and resources are to be valued with great respect.

6. Becoming widely recognized (aka famous) is not the point. Human empathy and connection is the point.

7. “I know it’s only rock n’ roll but I like it.”

8. Money is the icing, not the cake.

9. Advertising dilutes art. Unless it is really, really good advertising.

10. Too much attention to quality can stifle art.

11. The like or dislike of the work is not an indication of it’s value.

12. The less I know, the more fun I have.

13. The narrative behind the work is as important as the work itself.

14. The things that I consider tragedies sometimes (always) end up working in my favor. 

15. Liberation (nirv(bb)ana), will not arrive in the form of an email.