While I wholeheartedly support the act of creating without explanation or meaning, I know my art and music means more to me if it’s motivated by one or more of the following criteria. This is my Manifesto of Pure Expression:
I make art and music …
to remind myself that every moment, no matter how insignificant it may seem, can be meaningful if we choose for it to be so.
to extol the virtues of spontaneity, celebrate the majesty of the mundane, and embrace the beauty of imperfection.
that functions as a mirror to my insecurities, a vent for my frustrations, and an acceptance of my perceived shortcomings.
that emphasizes curation over creation.
for people who find it more interesting to answer the question “Do you like it?” rather than “Is it good?”
to do my part in promoting free culture.
BUT ABOVE ALL
to demonstrate that you, too, can make art and music.