“Art represents the postcard from the journey the artist took.”
Alan John Hewitt lives to make art, and he views it as a meditative practice that holds his life together. As a full time gardener, Alan sees creativity in everything around him, and he’s constantly educating himself and providing the value back to the world through self publishing, poetry, music, photography and art.
I truly enjoyed my conversation with Alan because he’s a prime example that we can all make ourselves into much more of who we are. He embraces the world, he aims high, and he teaches the power of surrealism in creating.
Summary of Show:
- 5:00 : A background on Alan’s geographical origins, how his creativity was first triggered and how he makes the most out of his down time on his day job by listening to podcasts on philosophy, sciences, literature, politics, internet marketing, history and big ideas,
- 08:36: How podcasts inspired and drove him to establish his own publishing companyand release three books,
- 12:34 : How his typical day looks like from breakfast to gardening to completing a drawing, a poem and creating music,
- 15:44 : How he gave up one show at a time until he gave television up to practicehis many different mediums and produce art regularly — drawing, painting, graphics, photography, poetry, sculpture and music, and
- 29:05 : How he conquers the artist block and how he defines creativity: learning the fundamentals of art to make it come alive and listen intently to art.
One hour to create something, with anyone…
- “I would love to make a sculpture with Michelangelo, do a painting with Salvador Dali, a roadblock with Ray Kurzweil, write poetry with Lord Byron and make music with John Lennon.”
To defeat Godzilla with his talents…
- “If Godzilla is male, he will get horny- so I will get the Japanese to build a giant female Godzilla so they can just walk off to an island and live in peace.”
- We have this right and freedom of expression, so I use that. I express myself as much as I can.
- Everybody has creativity, it’s just that everybody else gives up.