Impressions of a day in Germany, 20 September 2011

with Alfred Bullermann, Andreas Rimkus, Holly Fisher, Heinrich Ehnert, and Scott Lankton :

(left to right) Heinrich Ehnert, Andreas Rimkus, Alfred Bullermann, Scott Lankton

(left to right) Heinrich Ehnert, Andreas Rimkus, Alfred Bullermann, Scott Lankton

  • Make or take time to really see more. This is the key that opens the world.
  • An idea is like a spark, you must do it right away or it may go out. You must act on it.
  • How much time it takes to do something is not important. However, the easy way is hard enough.
  • Start to work or play with an idea using whatever materials and resources you have on hand. Use whatever you may have, in the time that you have.
  • Make a plan to begin. In the beginning, this is a good way to start. It is not always necessary for everyone. Beginning is the important thing. Plans will change.
  • Learn from working, from seeing, learn from the materials- they speak to you and you had best listen.
Holly Fisher - Anvil Surfing, October 2011

Holly Fisher – Anvil Surfing, October 2011

  • ¬†Working is a conversation between the artist and the world, others may participate, or just watch, listen, and enjoy.
  • Visit with friends in small groups to have a good meal and talk about art and life. This one is very important. Be positive.
  • Pay it forward. Make gifts to friends and strangers. Make the world a little better place.
  • Think about projects that bring people together, then make one happen.
  • Work with children, teach them that there is a wonder-ful concrete physical world to play in, to be creative in. Show them that making something changes them and the world. It makes a difference.

Scott Lankton