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Rodney Glick
Project team: Made Lena, Claire Evans, Chris Hill, Sohan Ariel Hayes

Everyone No.9
No.9 as Buddha
2006-08
Carved and painted wood
65 x 40 x 50 cm
Photo: Tony Nathan

Fundamental to the Western notion of creativity is the idea of a creative individual as an independent thinker and non conformer. By contrast the idea of newness and rebelliousness is given a low priority in Hindu and Buddhist ideas of creative activity. The formulations of Hindu and Buddhist cosmology do not allow for an understanding of the universe as generating novelty as it moves through time and history. Time is seen as being cyclical a continuum in which history repeats itself thus allowing for no original quality. The quest therefore is to find the non- changing elements in life and to discard those that are impermanent. This also means that for an individual the goal is not to strive for unique achievement but rather to find the ultimate Self, which goes beyond the individualistic ego and connects to all humanity.

Extract from catalogue essay by Chris Hill- God Favoured, Rodney Glick Surveyed, 2008

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