The Tale Tellers – John Ros

SqW:Lab fellows were invited to interpret their favourite story, song or poem via a series of images that represent key plot points within that story for an ongoing project by Charlie Levine called The Tale Tellers.

Each selection of images tells a complete tale.

The Creative Process – James Baldwin

01. Perhaps the primary distinction of the artist is that he must
actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid:
the state of being alone.
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02. The states of birth, suffering, love and death, are extreme states:
extreme, universal, and inescapable.
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03. And a higher level of consciousness among the people is the only
hope we have, nor or in the future, of minimizing the human damage.
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04. The artist cannot and must not take anything for granted, but must
drive to the heart of every answer and expose the question the answer
hides.

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05. I am really trying to make clear the nature of the artist’s
responsibility to his society.

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06. That nation is healthiest which has the least necessity to distrust
or ostracize or victimize these people — whom, as I say, we honor, once
they are gone, because, somewhere in our hearts, we know we cannot live
without them.

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07. Societies never know it, but the war of an artist with his society
is a lover’s war, and he does, at his best, what lovers do, which is to
reveal the beloved to himself, and with that revelation, make freedom real.

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