In this material realm in which matter is mostly space (where all the good stuff happens), visual symbols reflect the translation of common thought that is beyond the capacity of common reason to express. Symbols aren't just randomly created types of images or objects that express more than a 1000 common images as many 'experts' like to say, but every visualization conceived by human brain activity falls into that category, since symbolism can be present in any image whether put there consciously or not. Perceiving 'reality' often is a battle between the intentionally programmed and limited conscious and the boundless subconscious. The loud and programmed consciousness too often shouts so hard that the things the subconscious attempt to convey is overpowered.

One way to break away from this conundrum is through creation of art - art being the key to a level of understanding above the hampered faculty of human reason, that lacks the profundity to accurately understand anything at all. Which in most cases is an induced situation. Among the main instruments of art are symbols that refer to a wordless subconsciousness in oracular and coercive ways. Skilled artists lace them into shapes, colours and spatial attributes for aware observers to discern and recompile to meaningful perception. 

Hmm . . . wtf . . .

But even the less conscious are affected by the concealed properties of supreme and coherent art, though they may not know such is the case. These features allow to create art that appeals to the intuition of the observer, thereby persuading certain mindsets to settle and become the root of response - art is a subtle (most of the time anyway, when it's not an in your face type of expression) instrument to widen and raise perception. This process has many facets; symbols in visual art and knowledge of etymology in literal communication. Rhythm, rhyme and cadence are other aspects that affect the way communication is perceived. Shamans in non-modern, rural societies were trained (often very harshly) to exactly remember cultural aspects, rituals and healing formulae, before written language was invented, so that what they passed on would not be convoluted by unrelated matters. It was less hard for them to remember those things when shaped with rhythm, rhyme and cadence. The origin of poetry had a pragmatic aspect to it, which is a fact that is rather obscured today.

Some forms of art permit to combine several methods, making unapparent yet powerful creations possible, in doing so at the same time revealing the necessity of art that previously was not considered by even the most educated and as a result often annoyingly haughty shitbags that clutter up this beautiful planet and vicinity just by being irritating for no apparent reason. Art is a subtle reminder of the creative powers mankind was blessed with. Ignoring these innate, but ruthlessly whacked talents turns living into arduous survival, which is a loathsome mockery of life. This is what I attempt to prevent from happening by being involved in art. In spite of all depressive misery today's world floods us with, I hope you enjoy spending time in this particular nick of the web.