Our friend Jefferey Jaxen recently published some new work for everyone on his YouTube Channel, an exciting new venture into the world of spoken word poetry. In our last conversation, Jefferey suggested that people get involved by simply choosing their art form and diving into it, and here he is embodying that same philosophy. Check out the above video, subscribe to his YouTube Channel, and support someone out there doing their thing! Below is the transcript, and links to Jefferey’s website and social media.
“Do masterful artists let paintings they have painted long ago decide how they will look at their life upon waking up each morning? Do the master artists use their creative energy and time repainting the same picture over and over because they have decided that the previous copies aren’t masterpieces yet? I see master artists painting new pictures everyday knowing that each one is unique and will speak to and inspire people regardless of how they view it. Once a painting is done, does the artist sit in the gallery where it is displayed in order to gauge the reaction, feelings, and thoughts others take away when viewing it? While sitting there, is the artist apologizing to those who don’t like it, reasoning with those who are angered by it, or smiling with those whose heart was opened by it? I see the artist doing what they do best, what they are here to do, regardless of what others say or think. Do they paint what is in their heart and what they feel passionate about? Is their drive fueled by a knowing that this contribution will be their mark on the world? Faith is placed in the idea that their masterpieces will speak to other lonely artists whose life it will change the second they set eyes on it. A knowing that others will use it as their inspiration. You have no idea the masterpieces you are creating for others everyday. Stop looking at your old pictures and wishing you would have painted them better. They are already in the gallery inspiring those who can see them. Do what you do best, what you are here to do. Never stop painting!”