Written by Steve Hall
The Holistic Theory of Art
The 8 dynamics constitute in their arrangement a very useful philosophic machine: a pattern which gives some data that you can then combine with other data and get answers. As such, the 8 dynamics are the easiest way known to break down and make areas of life more understandable. It’s a discovery that dates back to 1951.
Now I’ve really only scratched the surface. Much more can be said on the subject of creativity. Much more is already known. From these basics, I encourage you to put together a checklist of actions or a guide laying out the steps that need to be done in your own field of art.
But let me say again, in relating to you this application of the 8 dynamics, the sequence is not the important part. You can literally start at any point, or do many steps concurrently. See what works for you. The only thing you can’t do, is leave parts out.
The main point is to use the philosophic machine herein described to help you identify elements and parts that you may have omitted. It has helped me work creative wonders for me across some 10 years. Perhaps in a workshop or seminar I could teach you more. At least this is a start and it is given free of charge in the interest of seeing my creativity improve the world.
Framed within my logo is the philosophic machine i have described here, a pattern that can be used as a guide to the creative process. Surely now you see the upside-down triangle and the circle I have written about. It starts at the top at everything, and as you move around the circle, you arrive at the bottom or most finite, before moving back up to the top where you started.
I’m not trying to take credit for inventing these things. The symbol of the triangle and the circle are as old as man. What I do take credit for is understanding these tools and the bright idea on how to employ them to achieve artistic goals.
The world needs more artists for they imbue the world with insight and life. By doing a more competent job, you will get a higher quality product and one that easily qualifies as art.
Good luck in your many creative pursuits!
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