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Spectrum 27 Entries


Donato Giancola

[caption id="attachment_49525" align="aligncenter" width="1068"] SPECTRUM (1) cover art by James Gurney[/caption] Tomorrow is the last day to submit entries for one of the most celebrated collections in science fiction and fantasy art, that of Spectrum: The Best on Contemporary Fantastic Arts.  26 years have passed since the annual debuted with small fanfare, but enormous impact.  It was a collection so many of us in the visual arts field had been savoring for without realizing we…

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Art Food Zen Medicine


Tommy Arnold

January 20, 2020 - It’s a hobby of mine to read books about other realms of human development and insert [Art] in place of whatever they’re talking about. Recently, in reading Shunryu Suzuki’s incredible Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, I came across this passage: “Of course some [ART] encouragement is necessary. But that encouragement is just encouragement. It is not the true purpose of [ART] practice, it is just medicine. When we become discouraged we want some medicine. When we are in good spirits, we don’t need any medicine. We should not mistake medicine for food. Sometimes medicine is necessary, but it should not become our food.” What does this mean for us as artists? To my mind, Suzuki is making a distinction for us between making art, and literally everything else related to art. Articles about art and art…

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