“The doors of perception are in fact the sensory portals though which we experience the world. In human beings, as in most animals, informational environment inputs are processed through the sensory modalities all of us are familiar with” sights, sound, taste, smell, and feelings__which is similar to touche but different from emotion, i.e., how a place feels to you when you encounter it. (This is, in fact, a primary, and sixth, sense that all human beings possess___we could not survive without it.) We possess the capacity to perceive the world around us through the use of sensory capacities that have been developed over long evolutionary time. And the sensory capacities are deeply interwoven with the complexity that we know of as the world. They are a primary point of interface between me and not me. For the ecological sophistication that we call earth to exist, those interfaces must,of necessity be extremely sophisticated as well.” From the book Plant Intelligence And The Imaginal Realm by Stephen Harrod Buhner.
Perception is a big part of the creative process. All creatives use perception. I know what it its as a writer/poet and artist; I would be lost without it.
I love Stephen Harrod Buhner’s books. They touch something deep within me.
By Pejj Nunes
I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.”
Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj
View all of Pejj Nunes's posts.