"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

04 May 2010

The Practice of the Wild

I was pondering that imagination is so frequently neutral. I know when I’m writing a poem or working on a novel I have to observe. My billions of neurons construct the visual based on experience. That’s the whole visual of what I’m writing. So I’m actually seeing as I write. There is a certain primacy to the visual, I suppose, for reasons of that’s how we’re made. That’s of course what you hope for when you film: to make a painting; a visual, moving painting that people have to enter.
- Jim Harrison

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