It’s a beautiful thing when humans make art.
But let’s be honest: it’s a beautiful thing when they don’t.
The patterning that art presents can be done without being a portrait of human social space.
It can simply be found.
Truth is, it is all around yet no easier to find for that.
It is finding it that is the art.
This finding is not limited to indigenous peoples.
It is a point where humans come together.
It is where the body meets itself in non-human form.
And the mind learns that that is human form in a way exceeding art-making.
It is the way humans bind themselves to space…
… at the same time it weaves them in and lets them go on.
This “going on” is also what we can do together. All the eyes and looking in the world won’t help if we do it alone, that is, without the Earth. A world of pure social art would crush us.
We are Earth people.
We have the power to be ourselves.
Ruby Beach, Cascadia