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May 12, 2024

"In my opinion all important things in art have always originated from the deepest feeling about the mystery of Being." --Max Beckman

Momentary Eternal: Conversation with Derek Weisberg

Without quite knowing why, I’d kept an eye on this young artist for years. Then, on a visit to the Bay Area, I felt the time had come to ask him for an interview. His response to my inquiry about what drew him so deeply into art making is telling:  “Art evokes life’s great pursuits - religion and the human experience, right? To be completely present in this longer, energetic lineage of what’s channeled through us, and which goes on beyond us as we leave this world. We’re connected to the present moment, and to the ripples of the larger world beyond us that are eternal.” It’s a rare conversation.

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Working with one's hands is a good way to come back home. Using our hands is a return to ancient times. Like with washing the dishes. Working in the garden. There's an endless list. Next time you're working with your hands, check in with yourself. Doesn't it feel quietly nourishing in a way I keep forgetting about?



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