We all know when muscle is being used for vanity,
It’s hard to understand if you’re uninitiated;
It’s dense and vague. It’s fake and impersonal;
It’s formal and cold or it’s false breezy.
It’s heavy on ego and light on substance,
It’s loud about ends but quiet about means;
It’s complicated and un-caring;
It dwells on the process not the people … the audience,
It’s passive and does not connect with or opens the hearts of others;
As an artist, I am committed to reflecting on the messages that come through my heart, rather than relying merely on my technical ability in the art medium i choose;
My Physique artistry offers me the creative opportunity to find metaphors and express myself through the medium of muscle dance in slow-motion;
With a belief that, we humans are drawn like moths to a flame whenever we witness physical brilliance – when brain, mind, and body operate together with singular grace as is sometimes evident in sports, dance, craft, or music.
We can all readily appreciate beauty in all its forms and far few take the time to search for their truth.. and create their beauty from within. I have found mine in Physique Artistry and this living project is always a work-in-progress.
Create from the heart
As a Physique Artist, you are blessed to be able to manifest and share the beauty of the spirit of love that dwells within us;
Thus, the outer form becomes kind of skin for our deeper surrender to the inner, living reality;
When the Physique Artist allows the creative process to find its voice and clarity, purified by the right intentions, then only are we freed from our more personal ideas and desires and …
We can then simply focus on what is concealed inside … manifested in our physique as we bring it to the surface … and give it Life;
This is the same for all authentic artists – painters, musicians, designers and so forth;
Drawing on a multiplicity of capabilities, some of which are primordial in their simplicity.
Those that take the ego route, find that they don’t create from the heart,
This takes time and a mountain of patience.
Instead, others choose to use the thinking mind as the ultimate source of power,
And as stimulating as it can be – face losing something wonderful in the process –
Losing something wonderful, mysterious and transformational that moves us beyond our mental understanding alone … because this creation comes from the heart,
And, is, from my three decades of experience, anyway … that moves us towards the ultimate energy that creates the universe;
So, when we only use the ego and the thinking mind, we risk losing ourselves … and ultimately, losing everything;
An authentic Physique Artist is privileged to be a messenger who reflects and reveals the creative power that is hidden within all of us, in a display method to force one to submit, even temporarily;
But, when we allow our ego to master our true selves then …
They are like fine ways to say nothing much at all while taking a long time to say it.
Like good politicians do;
Leave your ego at the door
An inauthentic Physique Artist, builds and shows muscles but intends not to include but instead, exclude it’s audience;
Instead of ‘leaving your ego at the door’, muscles like these means to deter it’s audience, not really inviting them in;
Such muscle demonstrations is caution and self-interest, run amok;
It’s roots go down to fear and, deeper still, in some cases, to an instinct for keeping hold of one’s secrets… of what, I don’t have a clue.
Countless examples of this is prevalent on today’s social media, feeding the ‘selfie-obsessed’ culture, pampering to a growing ego problem;
Good muscle displays need to transcend ego …. To transcend selfishness … transcend self-interest and needs to face fear or …
It needs to rise above fear;
The best thing you can do to help the world is … to continuously strive to be the best you can be, for you first, then for everyone else.
It must, within the limits of professional care and perceived and political reality,
Speak plainly to its viewers, aiming to say as much as possible as silently as possible, through the ultimate in non-verbal communication,
With the human masterpiece that is the sculptured Living Human Physique,
Giving pleasure to an audience, that sees the human form in all it’s beauty,
The beauty, of which part was … the journey of the spirit … with the on-ongoing pursuit of expanding and enriching the individual towards finding his truth and …
With an understanding that the spirit of love moves us beyond time and space to help set us free in a beautiful forest of creativity where we can engage in the dance of life.
Authentic Physique Artistry is bodybuilding with the fusion of art and science, in it’s true sense, with the glue being the heart of the creator;
Communication to the hearts of viewers non-verbally in the most economical poses manageable;
Good physique artistry must be everything that fearful, ego-filled, self-interested posing is not –
It must be humane, plain, active, informal, concrete, elegant and specific.
A Physical Artists’ posing display must have a voice, without uttering a word.
It must have heart, balance and beauty communicated with harmony and care;
It must, have, above all, excude the …