Globatron’s Laws #4 – Art is Change

Posted by on Jan 22, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, Laws

Art is Change.

discuss amongst yourselves.

so far we have (these are there own discussion threads):

1.Art is not aesthetics.

2.Art has meaning.

3.Art reaches for the sublime which has a moral quality.



  1. Byron King
    January 22, 2009

    I like the simplicity of it but I’m wondering what the change is from.
    I often use the term “against the status quo” as if I’m some sort of punk rocker wanting to burn down buildings but I do believe that in questioning the status quo we are making change.

    I don’t believe I’m a rebel for wanting the world to be a better place to raise my children.

    So my question to you is when you say change what are you referring to?
    Is that open to the artist to interpret. I would assume it is. Isn’t the very act of creation making change? If that is the case then I would definitely agree with this.

  2. Akbar Lightning
    January 22, 2009

    well, i think the other laws describe somewhat the direction of the change. so i wanted this one to have a more metaphysical simplicity to it. and of course, it is a little shout-out to our new president, and a hope that artists will accept his challenge towards serving our society, and thinking about the great responsibility and honor it is to be an artist.


  3. Yvonne
    January 22, 2009

    I believe this is a true statement.

    As artists we manipulate mediums, surfaces, thoughts, ideas…
    and end up with a different item than what we started.

    Our art, if being hung or displayed, is changing the scenery, landscape, or even the mood of the locations the work is shown, displayed, installed…

    Sometimes, art can change the viewer’s mood, emotions, thoughts, or even their actions if they decide to stop and look at the work instead of walking passed it unnoticed. It could even change someone’s life.

    Even the Dadaist’s anti-art thought process, changed the way we look at a urinal. It’s no longer just a urinal but now it has the potential to be a piece of art. Google “urinal as art” and view the images of what artist’s have done with urinals since this revelation.

    Artists have the mind, skills, and imaginations to change inadament objects, sounds, thoughts, words, everything tangible & intangible, into art. So in other words, artists are capable of changing anything into art.


  4. kelly
    January 22, 2009

    I think this reaches toward something we all know but which is hard to put into words. Like, Art = Change, Change = Life, Art = Life. Reorder it any way you want. Right now it’s a triangle, but how many more things like Art, Change, or Life can we add until we have an endless circle of truth?


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