Part2: Giving the Body a Soul
The rules of the Sublime are guidelines for the creation of work that transcends the individual creator and their contemporary culture. These works carry the potential to influence the history of mankind. While the work retains the individual and unique expression of the author, the mastery of craft and symbolism allow the piece to speak universally.
Sublime work fulfills the original role of the artist/writer as being in service to the community. Their original purpose of translating the divine, communicating news, proliferating ideas, marking history and serving as the portal for communication between the conscious and the unconscious world (including the collective history of the human species) is fulfilled through the return to the creation of the sublime. Artists who choose to incorporate these rules into their process are aware of the responsibility involved in creating symbolism that then is perceived by others and influences them on several different levels.
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