Date sent: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 22:15:38
Subject: Re: *'Tis A Gift To Be Simple*
"a rose by any other name is just as sweet" (who said that again?)
they say ikons are not modelled the same as the simultaneous development of the 3 dimensional & alchemical grids of the RENAISSANCE in Europe intentionally, to portray the "otherworldly" dimensionals within the inability to make sense or conform to the perceived realities seeking "realism" in expression (photo-realism). Nowadays we can just generate "realism" with the click of a mouse & a flick of the wrist. how is that different with word crafting?
inasmuch as the development of the alphabets & the multitudinous combinations inherent within each culture to lay down the scenario using different combinations of squiggily lines to form expression, can we not observe that such expansive linear concepts & the processes needed to interpret them relativistically & subjectively conforms to promote a "...cannot see the forest for the trees" effect?
what you do with words, I could just throw paint selectively upon a canvas & go back & adjust to say either NOTHING in particular, or to express the most complicated & deep heartfelt *truth* I am capable of. But it would still depend upon the interpretation of the recipient (speaking of HTML & java), to resonate with the expression as intended.
But - the *truth* within expression is the process by which one expresses; the journey itself & not the destination. What is happening inside the artist is the price exacted of each person of clear artistic vision, & often feels like chaos in these so-called societies. cyberspace is no different.
Like, when goes to a mall or big department store for one clear item, & ends up utterly overwhelmed by the choices available to them, resulting in total indecision & a desire to run screaming from the store, the available mediums of expression can blind us to the tools most neccesary for immediate communication & feedback, if required.
Decide something! :-)
ps ('al' is too complicated an option)