Call Art Into Being

The essential saying of the artist is always, “Let there be.” No other saying is proper to the act of creation. The essential saying of the spectator is always, “Amen,” which is to say, “Let it be so.” No other saying is proper to the act of reception. In these two sayings the artist and the spectator together call art into being.

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  1. Allan Heidman said:

    There is a sermon by SM Lockridge titled “Amen”. He talks about the power of that word.

    “Some of us think that Amen is just for people who don’t know any better, but I’ve come to tell you it’s for people who do know better! Amen is a word of affirmation and it has a note of finality. When you have said it you have said it and there is just nothing to top it. The best you can do is say it again. And don’t knock repetition!”

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