“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.” Iris Murdoch

Dream Awake © 2002 Aliyah Marr

Dream Awake © 2002 Aliyah Marr

We all tend to forget how incredible this world is that we live in, how nature works seemlessly, effortlessly, and without any help. So, the artist is, when he works. There is no impediment between his desire to create and the art he creates.

As magic is in the world, so the artist in his most natural state is a magician. Whether painter, sculptor, musician, actor, writer, he uses the tools of his medium. As he creates, he reflects the magic of nature. Creative thought is natural to man, it is one of the fruits of the evolution of consciousness.

But we no longer live in the natural world. We live in a man-made world of our own creation, layered upon and dependent upon the natural world.

So what is reality? Is it what we see or what we envision? If it is what we see, then we are living only in the world that other people created. If it is what we envision, then we are living in the reality that we are creating today, with our thoughts in this very moment.

Mirrors reflecting into infinity.

Copyright 2009 Aliyah Marr