True artists, when involved in true artistry, are always at risk. We risk ourselves, physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychically. Wherever we are, we create, delve, and care deeply with every aspect of our being. That kind of commitment, that kind of great artistry merits honor and protection.
You see the abyss. How this life means everything and nothing and both at the same time. We have, in spirit, chosen to be here. We have a gift to share, if only we can move past the distraction, the destruction of mind to give it. Giving the gift of self, to other, including the self, is divine. In the giving of it, you see yourself back as the bearer of it. This is who you really are. This is your life. Despite what mind tells you. We see you. We need the gift you come bearing. The universe, because we have joined hands and hearts, conspires with us to manifest that which is inside of you and deliver it to us. Our spirits are hungry for it. Hungry for you.
As a human race we are dependent on transformation. Beyond the frame of the movie screen, television, or theatre, if we as a people are to remain evolutionarily relevant, we must change. If we are to live, we must transform. As transformational artists, our artistry reflects this. Transform!
Just watched the first episode of Animal Kingdom on Netflix with Ellen Barkin. Scott Speedman, Finn Cole, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Molly Gordon and Daniella Alonso are wonderfully cast as dynamic players in the criminal Cody Family. And Ellen Barkin is phenomenal. She is breathtakingly inappropriate. Ruling over her family with a borderline incestuous finesse, Ellen Barkin as Janine Cody ‘Smurf’ is a beguiling, honest and disturbing matriarch. The intrigue, primal urgency, criminality and dark intrigue of this series is fully realized in Ellen Barkin’s Smurf. If you want to see someone capable of startling transformation, watch her.
Allowing our culture to expand and evolve as it sees itself back, Art is essential to our growth. It is a necessary reflection of our world. The Artist, The Actor is the embodiment of that reflection, becoming the perfect mirror to enable change.
Some people go through life hating their mistakes. Others learn to see them as missed takes. If there is light (life), there is always time for another take.
Have you been watching LOST IN SPACE on Netflix? Its based on the campy original, so most of the writing and execution is for a younger audience. Toby Stevens, Molly Parker, Maxwell Jenkins, Ignacio Serricchio, Mina Sundwall and Taylor Russell are really wonderful. BUT PARKER POSEY’S rendition of Dr. Smith is seriously transformational! She knows how to lose the self and become other. Parker Posey is not acting. She is being. Its not always comfortable, which is evidence of her transformational expertise. She inhabits. Watch her.