Author Archives: mdkiehl

Broken Magic

Sometimes there is beauty in the messy jumble, in the pipework, the cabling, the draft, the tangle, the engine and the computer. More in the programing than the program, the rehearsal than the dance. All under the hood, below the … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Supply and Demand?

I’ve said before that artists can be among the highest commanders of justice, but they must understand justice in order to command it. Artists often convey to us what we might want; in other words, Artists create demand (through ads … Continue reading

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The Power of The Artist

Have you ever thought about how powerful, or influential artists are? Maybe it is a bit of self-flattery on my part to think this, but I think artists are among the most influential people – more than judges, lawgivers, even … Continue reading

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What Makes an Artist?

I’ve been re-examining the convictions that made me become an artist. Being an artist is risky. It was hard to know if my craft would be accepted or appreciated. I wasn’t sure if I had the skill to pull it … Continue reading

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What is creativity?

Sometimes being a creative person feels like a descent into a kind of madness. At least for a creative like myself. I even find myself wondering, “What is creativity?” I wonder if creativity has the value that I think it … Continue reading

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Upcoming Exhibits

It looks like I’ll be in two upcoming exhibits, one at Artomatic: http://2015.artomatic.org/ And one at Convergence with my wife Gwyneth! http://ourconvergence.org/ Mark your calendar for 7-9pm Nov 13th for our duo show: “He was, I am.” I’ll post some … Continue reading

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Seven Days Remaining on Kickstarter

The final week of our crowdfunding is upon us! With 125 backers we have about 80% of our funding goal! Take a look at our game and see if you would like to support us: >>> http://kck.st/1BweUxN <<< That is … Continue reading

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