Non-Sense vs Artist

Non-Sense vs Artist
Created by Jennifer Kiley
Inspired by Poem of Niamh Clune
Abstract Digital Art by j. kiley
Created 03.12.13
Posted 03.13.13

the staircase by j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

the staircase by j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

“When you’re lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you’ve just wandered off the path, that you’ll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it’s time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don’t even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

haunted trees no leaves

The Non-Sense: Part 1

at the beginning of time there was total blackness if you follow the creation story and on one of the days it was said: “let there be light & there was light.” now i know that in the bible they are technically speaking about actual light. you know, turning on a switch which then turns on the light, providing someone paid the electric bill. But then I don’t think there were corporations way back then. Or did they pay off those in High Command so they would eventually be able to announce that they have actually been controlling the single universe since the beginning of their designated recording of the beginning of time. this is what you call black humour. don’t be too sensitive about it. I really believe that I am trying to be funny. How can you be serious about the creationist theory and believe that man walked with dinosaurs only 6000 years ago. Now that is funny to really take those figures seriously. The world is filled with two much blackness for having only been around for such a short period of time. None of the things that happened in the Universe could have happened that rapidly. Let’s get serious. The Devil was kicked out of Heaven and descended to Earth. He went by the name of Lucifer. He wasn’t such a bad guy. After all it was god’s best friend. They had a fight and Lucifer supposedly lost so Earth was his interim designation. All Hell broke loss. What was going on in Heaven? Why were people’s hearts filled with such torment & blackness. What the hell did they do to deserve such wrath. Why create animosity & strife developing into wars and killing and bloodshed.

The Garden of Eden. Now that must have been one cool suppressed group of people. They didn’t have knowledge. Does that mean no wisdom? Do they go together. What about Lilith? Did she lead Eve astray or was it the snake taking the fall. His legs were stolen. Who took them? That wasn’t very funny. Now by now there are probably some who are taking offense to the story I am writing. But it is just my way of creating an alternative to all the other alternatives about the creation of the world , the universe, god, the big bang theory. You probably wondered when I would get to that. The Universe exploded out of nothingness into something. Logically, as Spock would say, “that is improbable and totally impossible.” And what about the edges of the Universe or the possibilities that there are multiverses spread out all over the place into infinite space. How far does that go? How can anything be infinite? It expands and expands like a balloon that never explodes. But if there really was a Big Bang, then something did explode. I am in total control of my faculties but find that non-sense is necessary to find any common sense to explain any of what this universe is or was or will be. Otherwise, it would make us all mad just like the hatter & wonderland would seem like a real place and earth totally made up. This has been a display of true non-sense that has some sense but not enough sense to make sense. Trying to understand the dimensions of Stephen Hawking’s brain or Einstein’s theory of relativity is enough to make the world inversely implode and then there would remain no-sense for making any sense out of anything at all. When you see the world in darkness, it feels like all is lost and gravity is pulling us to the center of the universe. Is the universe shaped in such a way that there actually is the possibility that it even has a center. If it did would there be a chocolate covered cherry waiting for everyone that exists in the entire universe to enjoy as a treat.

Niamh Clune’s poem makes sense.
(Under — Comment #6 1st line: “It is easy to believe…”) What I have written makes no sense but I needed to release these words from my brain for it to go back into making some semblance of sense in the near future. How does anyone decipher reality from it’s opposite? And what is realities opposite? That is a $300 billion trillion dollar question. I am asking if there is an answer out there for anything except that matter is vibration, frequency & energy(that you Nikola Tesla) but I do not think the last word is the right word but I found it and corrected it. Matter is actually vibration at a certain acceleration which gives it form & we all live within the hallucination of the imagination of someone sitting out in space having one hell of a nightmare with fringes of pleasant fun & loving thoughts. When they sneeze it causes for the symptoms of climate change. When they cry in their sleep, it rains & it may cause tornadoes or hurricanes or tsunamis. We all live in someone else’s imagination who is in a coma from being in a crash with a star in the outer galaxy of the alternate universe parallel to the one we do not exist in now. So all of this that I have written has no baring on madness or fantasy or reality. It just is what it is and nothing more.
@-;– jk the secret keeper

imagination ©ondulerleffet j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

imagination ©ondulerleffet j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

The Serious: Part 2

Now seriously, in response to Niamh Clune’s poem. It is quite serious and poses some extremely important points. To believe that there was light that came out of the darkness of the Universe before the Big Bang Theory is an unfathomable thought until you look around at now and see that there is light. But there is also blackness that intrudes upon most of our lives. It causes us pain and wonder as to why we all must feel such pain. Niamh has a way in her writing to explore and to reach the center of thought or idea. In this instance, she explores the vulnerability of our heart. The ease in which it can be broken. The struggles we must pass through to make it through this life we have been given. She is so brilliant in her expression of the places between living and dying. I want to ask why death? If we are given the gift of life why steal it away from us with something so unknown and fearful as Death. It seems a cruel joke.

childrens imaginations by j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

childrens imaginations by j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

Life seems at times to be a cruel joke. There is so much violence. I don’t mind the mystery of life but why the punishment. We are given Will, Purpose, Power and Love but it all gets rather jumbled up as we live those lives that we are given. Art is a way to sort out that jumbled up mess so that we are able to make an attempt to sort it all out. The points in Niamh’s poem first sets off the non-sense reaction in me b/c it makes me aware of the difficulty that life really is and then I find the seriousness & try to respond to her poem’s point on that & it all seems like we have had a majorly sadistic joke played on all of us. We just must hope that we find people who we are able to love and who will love us and will get our sense of humour and get us being somewhat fucked up at times. We do need friends to make it through. We may need our privacy and the wish that someday having reality tv fail once and for all and be gone with it.

We need Will, Purpose, Power and Love. The Will to live. To find a Purpose to want to stay alive. The Power to survive and actually live out our lives. And Love, which I feel is the most important of all in the Universe. And To have Love and give Love is the greatest gift of all. jk ps. I have total respect for Niamh Clune’s writing. Why it set off the need in me to let loose with a tirade of unfiltered goofing is probably due to the intense seriousness of the subject of her poem. It is so good that my nervous system needed a release before I could get to the core of the seriousness in myself in response to the seriousness of the words and thoughts she expresses in her poem. I do hope that she will understand what I was doing. It was to show the non-sense of most of what life can be & also what seriousness there is throughout life that we need relief from it at times. It is a need to find relief. jk the secret keeper @>-;–

imagine angels by j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

imagine angels by j. kiley © jennifer kiley 2013

Philip Glass — The Light (1987)


“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Hannah Harrington
“He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.”
― Hannah Harrington, Saving June

“A writer need not devour a whole sheep in order to know what mutton tastes like, but he must at least eat a chop. Unless he gets his facts right, his imagination will lead him into all kinds of nonsense, and the facts he is most likely to get right are the facts of his own experience.” ― W. Somerset Maugham

“Artists exist to show us the world. So do windows.
” ― Jarod Kintz

“The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.”
― C.G. Jung

“What do you think an artist is? …he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”
― Pablo Picasso

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” — Dr. Seuss

Flannery O’Connor
“Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.”
― Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

“Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” — Dr. Seuss

“You’re mind is working at its best when you’re being paranoid.
You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation
at high speed with total clarity.” ― Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”
― Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss

“An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.”
― J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” — Dr. Seuss

“Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for.”
― Alice Walker

“If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good!”
— Dr. Seuss

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”
― Pablo Picasso

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
— Dr. Seuss

“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
― Vincent van Gogh

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So. . . get on your way.
— Dr. Seuss

“Art without emotion its like chocolate cake without sugar. It makes you gag.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss

“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.
An elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent.”
— Dr. Seuss, Horton Hatches the Egg

“When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
― Pablo Picasso

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
— Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who

“We have art in order not to die of the truth.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go….”
— Dr. Seuss, Oh! The Places You’ll Go!

“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.”
― Dylan Thomas

“Step with care and great tact
And remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
— Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Leonardo da Vinci
“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

“Young cat, if you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you would learn! The most wonderful stuff!” — Dr. Seuss, Seuss-isms

Yann Martel
“If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

“I am the Lorax, and I’ll yell and I’ll shout for the fine things on earth that are on their way out!” — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”
― John Keats, Letters of John Keats

“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

“It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”
― Albert Einstein

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax