Art Defined: Emotional Experience or Audience Reception
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Miranda Innaimo
July 2013
Contributor
Written by
Miranda Innaimo
July 2013

“Do you define your art
by audience's reception
or the way it makes you feel?"
Flowpoetry asked.

Author, Miranda Innaimo said:

As it is, I define my art as divine inspiration;
I believe it to be a gift from my Maker,
and therefore, in either success or failure,
I see it as either glory for my Creator
or reconstruction of my behavior.

To totally answer your question,
I have to say the former and the later
work together in some harmonious balance:
the audience’s reception is so important
because I’m trying to change hearts and minds:
to lean towards and upon the Sovereign who loves them
and loves them enough to govern their own choices
(even the choice to love Him in return);
at the same time, if I am not channeling
the way His love makes me feel,
then I am an empty vessel
spewing manically my own vanity
and relying on human devices
to achieve spiritual greatness.

Finally, I say, I define my art in this way:
love from the Lord radiates in work, in deed,
and in various artistic medium;
if it is not pleasing to Him,
ultimately expanding His Kingdom,
then I would have no part in fun of feelings
or fleeting praise of persons;
as it is, I seek through my words
to achieve nothing for myself,
but the glory and honor and praise
due to the One who spoke
and the worlds were formed
and light first existed;
and it seems silly to say that even someone
as small as I could even be raised high enough
to bring my GOD glory; but I have but one life
to endure the trial of trying.

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