"The essential function of art is moral. . . . a passionate, implicit morality. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind. Changes the blood first. The mind follows in the wake."--D.H. Lawrence.
Dear Creative Friends--I'm thrilled that this new article has been published by Immanence: The Journal of Applied Mythology, Legend & Folktale. In this piece I address the artist/creator's critical role in opening and expanding hearts and minds that have atrophied due to fear and ignorance. I accompany the writing with three new digital collages. See below for how to read the full-size article:
You can read the entire article "full-sized" on your browser as an Immanence subscriber. I'm also happy to email a pdf of this article to you if you wish--just let me know via the Contact page. If you recognize the relevance, and urgency, of "story" to our modern lives, then you'll love Immanence. Check them out and make sure to peruse their "submissions" page for information on submitting your own articles, artwork, poetry, short film and more!
I'm Mary Antonia Wood, Ph,D. I share both contemporary & ancient insights on the origins & realities of artistic expression. Creators of all types will discover enriching & practical wisdom about their vocation as expressed through the lenses of philosophy, mythology, archetypal & depth psychologies, neuroscience and more. Take a look.