The Meaning of Seeing
I think that creating is seeing.
Sometimes seeing is harder than creating.
The difficulty that we face in creation equals the difficulty we face when
we are not able to see things.
Seeing, becoming able to see and seeing through things are the mind
processes used when we try to create. Criticism relies on seeing as does
I think that creating is seeing. Sketching and taking photographs are also
acts of seeing but what I mean by seeing is broader.
In everyday life we see a lot of things. Just seeing is different from
looking with an intention. Since seeing is a sensuous action, we sometimes
see things unconsciously and they can become the basis of some types of
An empty bottle of Coca Cola can greatly change the quality of one's art.
Ordinary matters can bear extremely important messages. What we express is
what we see.
What I try to express is based on what I try to see.
We cannot escape from our memory of the act of seeing. Art exists only
through the experience of seeing. At the same time, we try to see the
unknown world to escape from the memory of seeing. But even if we try to
discover the unknown world, our memory either continues to float in the
unknown world or remains as an analogy.
Creation is an attempt at seeing something. If we cannot see things, we
cannot create things.
If creation means seeing in an artistic sense, there cannot be a border
between creating and seeing. Only differences among individual observers
exist. It is certain that there are differences between creating and seeing
in terms of its measure and method. Although seeing and creating have some
basic differences, they are basically
I feel that seeing always preceedes creation. There might be cases in which
one would look at what he has already created, and cases in which the direct
relationship between seeing and creating maintains a sort of balance.
However, I cannot helpe feeling that seeing comes first. I believe that
seeing, becoming able to see, and seeing through things provide a starting
point for creation. This is "the 'meaning of seeing'."
It is impossible to separate seeing and creating clearly as two different
concepts. But to see, and to continue to see, in course of time, becomes
Until we see something, we ought to stop expressing. Expectation means a
holiday for our eyes and our spirits which are trying to see things.