organic unity & the cohesiveness of beauty…

humble gifts...

Aristotle said that like a plant, a work of art is an intricate arrangement of parts, all of which contribute to the whole. The roots, stem, leaves & blossom are all necessary. ‘So a work of art..a play, for instance….is made up of parts, all of which ideally contribute to the whole. The interconnection & interarrangment of parts comes from within the organism; it is not imposed from the outside. Thus successful works of art can be said to have an organic unity…that is, the arrangement of parts seems to have come from the work itself, not to have been superimposed by a creator or viewer…..This defines ‘organic unity.’…….Marcia Muelder Eaton….Basic Issues in Aesthetics

This sweet spot comes from the place of longing…the place we cannot name….the place we find ourselves mid-story….beyond us….a feeling like nostalgia….like the attempt to name the infinite….

coming from humble places with humble gifts….

 

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