[The artist’s] antennae pick up messages before anybody else, so he is always thought of as being way ahead of his time because he lives in the present. There are very many reasons why most people prefer to live in the age just behind them. It’s safer. To live right on the shooting line, right on the frontier of change, is terrifying. – Marshall McLuhan
Sigmund Freud once said that for every new idea he ever had, a poet had already been there ahead of him. There’s something about how artists look at life and contribute back to life that has always enthralled me. Marshall McLuhan said that artists are “on the frontier of change.” We continually look to art and artists for new ideas, energy and inspiration. Artists work with third space in the imaginal realm, befriending the images that show up for them. Image is the language of the imaginal realm.
For more immersion in the world of the image, I hope you’ll sign up for my workshop “The Transformative Power of Image” at Book Passage in Corte Madera, April 16 from 10 am to 4 pm. Here’s the link: http://www.bookpassage.com/event/kim-hermanson-transformative-power-image