August is my birth month. This marks the 40th time I've seen this month roll around. I can honestly say I don't remember the majority of them. I mean, I'm not saying that my birthdays have not been memorable, but at this point most of them are a mental blur unless I look at pictures to remind me how much fun it was.
*muse, museum, amuse, bemused, unbemused, amusement*
The term MUSE derived for Greek Mythology as the goddesses of inspiration. They were said to be the source of all arts; the daughters of gods Zeus, the all-powerful and Mnemosyne, the embodiment of memory. The result was the manifestation of perfect expressions. In ancient times the power of memory surpassed all because there were no books. They were entrusted to Apollo, the Law giver to guide them through their lives of inspiration. Since I’ve started my journey through This Inverted World, in the beginning, my inspirations seemed to be random. Over the last 7 years I have been able to narrow down these inspirations: Random People, Urban Landscapes, and Elements of Music. My first solo exhibit will embody this concept, and be tilted, “Muses Memphis & Music”. So I felt the need to clarify the fist inspiration: The Muses
Anton Raphael Mengs: Apollo and the 9 Muses.
The Nine Muses inspiring Arion, Orpheus and Pythagoras (Pythagorean theorem) under the auspices of the Personified Air, source of all Harmony, 13th century, Public Library Rheims
With this stated, it is reasonable to say my muses derive from many sources, expressed through a variety of mediums. My muses in some way, shape or form arrested my senses forced a manifestations of expression.
So I watched this documentary about 10 years ago and it pissed me off. I actually stopped paying for cable and closed my receptors to a lot of media. At this point in time I think it is EXTREMELY important to know everything that is discussed in this documentary, but if you so choose to not watch the documentary in its entirety, you definitely need to watch this excerpt, especially if you have children. #InvertTheWorld
The firing of the synapse, the captured glimpse, digitally manifested, then posted.