Matt Daniels on "bringing art and craft together with life"
Young Company members at the dinner
First Stage Young Company 2012
Finally, bringing these things together—bringing art and craft together with life—it’s something that we struggle with all the time. Right? It’s something we struggle with all the time. But there are some tools that I have given you in my class that you can take with you, not only in your life as craftsmen and artists, but in your life as people. Those Five Images [of Viewpoints] can stay with you. You can walk through the world as if there is a golden band around your head, drawing you up. You can walk through the world with soft focus seeing everything in 360º, being a part of all of it. Allowing that energetic sixth sense to fill you. You can walk through the world with loose arms and shoulders: you don’t need any physical tension, you can let that go. Your legs are powerful, strong; you’re grounded. Finally, as you know, you have hearts that are open and ready to receive. I hope and trust that you will use them.
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