Monthly Archives: January 2010

Art-Making and Friendship

I listened to a talk today by a Buddhist meditation teacher, Gil Fronsdal. He was talking about Spiritual Friendship and mentioned Kalyana Mitta, which is a Pali phrase that refers to a spiritual teacher. The phrase is translated as “good … Continue reading

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Success and Failure, Part 2

(The following is continued from last week’s post. The issues at hand are sticky enough to require at least two, if not more, written explorations for me to figure out how to move forward.) In our reality show pilot (filmed … Continue reading

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Success and Failure, Part 1

One of my core struggles in art-making (and really life in general) is how to reconcile a fierce commitment to experimentation with a deep fear of failure. The very nature of experimenting is to court failure. The more “failures” I … Continue reading

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