Art, Shibui & The Mind Series.

The mind is a wonderful thing with an adventure of its own!

Art in general, Shibui With The Brain In Mind

Shibui Found Image Art, as with other art has an evolving discipline. Shibui is different than other forms of art in specific ways because it jumps into its form, and we are left to imagine its secondary foundation. We are given an immediate foundation derived from action art. The process calls upon the imagination of the individual, the Shibuiest, working with the foundation.

What is an art discipline? Arts disciplines are considered to be or in the case of Shibui Found Image Art, it is my belief it can become a powerful form of personal, social, and cultural expression. It has its own distinct language, its own practices, and its own verbal and non-verbal conventions. The discipline of Shibui Found Image Art borrows from other art forms, thus it inherits what is interrelate and connected through histories, technologies, conventions, and creative practices as well as from its own merits. It is simply a new art form and is yet to be completely tested at this point. The discipline of art is taught through teaching the intricacies, and aspects, as well as techniques and forms. What we consider as art disciplines embrace and contribute to our personal lives, and the well-being of the communities we live in. Art helps because it heals mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is a facilitator for everyone. Art is a huge part of our social awareness. Art is powerful! It records our histories, it’s been with us since we began as humans to communicate with one another. All disciplines of art have their own distinct language, and practices which are both verbal and nonverbal. They are powerful forms of personal, social, and cultural expression. Disciplines interrelate, this is true of Shibui as it mirrors other types of art, and may be created with some of the techniques, but some are borrowed. All art borrow regarding their technologies, conventions, practices, theologies, art forms, etc.

When we talk of art as a discipline it goes hand in hand with what we call artistic merit. What is meant by artistic merit is the value or quality given to any work of art. Spending time with art in a museum will show you what these attributes are big time! This same merit is given to music, literature, film, sculpture, and painting. The term can be given to what we deem as classic or old masterpieces which have stood the test of time.

Art disciplines do vary, and there are a number of terms applied to them such as multidisciplinary, mixed-media, interdisciplinary, and then the singular titles of oil painting, watercolor, ceramics, printmaking____. So what about interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary works. Do not overthink what a disciplinary is. It includes the name given and the processes of that art form. These don’t need to be debated, only thought of. Just how to define a specific disciplinary seems arguable. But examining the how-to is a better incite to gain because there is often a lot of generalization and most disciplines are a mix or spin-off from another idea before being what it is.

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is 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

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