donkeyThe stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Thank you to my few and disparate readers. Art grows from within, an act of self-exploration. Good art connects to others. Great art connects and takes root. The flowers of the roots spread. The seeds of the flowers grow new art. The artist works alone. A world, time, the future, language, emotion, mortality–all communal, all fleeting, open to interpretation, personalization, decay– drive us inward while our hands reach out, mouths open for laughter, cries of anguish, questions, yawns. Bruises are the fuel of creation.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 17 trips to carry that many people.

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