This book offers encouragement to those who want to know how their work can become culturally formative and not just personally expressive. The Cultural Way of Being is rooted in 21st Century culture and calls for artists to shun cultural evacuation and resurrect spirituality.
If we believe ourselves to be artists for the public domain, then we need to understand what this means, not only for what we do, but for who we are. We are not accountants, engineers, plumbers or electricians, builders or demolition experts—although good art may entail a sense of building and demolition!
From the editor
The Cultural Way of Being uncovers the artist’s path toward re-discovering their art’s power to influence and inform culture. Geoff leads the journey away from a narrow, prescriptive platform of institutionalism towards an expansive, authentic and personal art spearheaded by The Spirit; the artist emerges from the Wilderness with a new credibility and a renewed voice.
The Cultural Way of Being is Part 2 in the 4-part series Spiritual Direction in a Postmodern Landscape by Geoff Hall.