By Melanie Anne Phillips

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Realize that your mind is a narrative-generating machine. That is why narratives exist in the first place: because they mirror the processes of the mind. But the mind is also a repository of topical information – subject matter – and it engages in the process of synthesizing two or more old ideas into a new one. The new ideas may or may not fit into the narrative the mind is constructing. And yet the heart is drawn more to the new ideas, just as the mind is drawn more to a balanced and complete structure.


And so, in waking and in sleeping our conscious and subconscious selves - one driven by reason and the other by passion - each rule for part of our lives, with the other side being the opposition party for a few hours. And in the term of office for each, they push through their agendas: more subject matter, ever-expanding or more accurate structure, ever in conflict yet working toward the same goal - a sound and meaningful narrative for life.


The act of creation is a political war between our conscious and sub-conscious selves – our hearts and our minds – between our love of a subject and our need to put that subject in a contextual framework.


Only when negotiations commence and compromises are made can a balance between topic and framework achieved. And then, though neither our heart nor mind will ever be fully satisfied with the treaty between them, they will let the narrative go out into the world.  For in the end, it is better to put the imperfect to work in the world than to keep the perfect only within one’s heart and mind.


That, is how art is made.


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