The meaning of Being Anything - Why
I wish I could you a definite meaning, being anything = multitudes

When nothing holds meaning anything can be of significance.

Without going into a dissertation about meaning I will make it short. During my study of philosophy I learned that the subject of meaning is very problematic and one can devote his life to the study of meaning. To understand what anything means we encounter interpretation based on acquired knowledge which leads that I can create an artwork that holds meaning for me and nobody else. An insight that doesn’t make it easier but it was enough for me to know that I am the creator of meaning.
So when I make something it’s an expression of being anything, I decided what it is, what meaning it holds and if it is of any importance. I can be anything by making art.

With the absence of meaning anything can be made meaningful

A nihilistic view on meaning is the starting point of my art. Nothing is the base of anything meaningful. My art evolves around nothingness, the meaningful and being. Yes indeed, about being anything.

Why, what and how?

Knowing what kind and how I want to make art wasn't enough. When I make something and looked at it, the piece lacked meaning. Does this matter? For most it won't matter but for me it apparently does. The argument: "Making art for the sake of art." isn't satisfying me. Show the technical skill of an artist and resembling reality like the renaissance painter did wasn't either. So where do I find the answer to why I create the things I want to and will they hold any meaning?

The meaning of Being Anything - How:
2018: More creativity and the combination of traditional and digital techniques

A blank canvas and ink or an empty screen and a few lines of code.

In 2018 I attended a pointed brush calligraphy workshop and was hooked instantly. Making strokes of ink on paper were so addictive. I am still doing it for hours every week.
The graphics I create on a sheet of paper, I then make them digital so they can come to life on a screen.

Besides this I was learning graphic design in 2018 and fell in love with animation in the same way as I was as a child. Moving graphics on screen was the way to go and I started using Processing on top of After Effects. I like to combine everything I do and started to scribe it as
Writing ink on paper. Coding ink on screens.

The meaning of Being Anything - What
2016: Oscar Wilde said it before all of us.

Condemned to make art.

I later stumbled upon a quote by Oscar Wilde. His quote suited the meaning I was looking for. I was struggling to find my identity and wasn’t able to accept that I had to make art. I had the conviction that without any art degree I was unable to become an artist. But Oscar Wilde opened a door. He wrote this: “If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but. What I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything, and that is your reward.”
Which let me back to Being Anything.
I added the meaning of creativity and activity. Being Anything is an action that you can use to create, to think, to dream. As a constant motion that never sets into a vast form.
The meaning of Being Anything - Begin
I wish I could you a definite meaning, being anything = multitudes

When nothing holds meaning anything can be of significance.

Without going into a dissertation about meaning I will make it short. During my study of philosophy I learned that the subject of meaning is very problematic and one can devote his life to the study of meaning. When we try understand what anything means we encounter the obstacle of interpretation based on acquired knowledge which leads that I can create an artwork that holds meaning for me and nobody else. An insight that doesn’t make it easier but it was enough for me to know that I want to be the creator of meaning.  So when I make something it’s an expression of being anything, I decided what it is, what meaning it holds and if it is of any importance. I need to attache a story to every creation so the specific meaning is enclosed in the story that is told. As of 2020 I tell myself: “I can be anything by making art.”

Finding out why we do the things we want to do can be a task for life.

The meaning of Being Anything - Why

With the absence of meaning anything can be made meaningful

A nihilistic view on meaning is the starting point of my art. Nothing is the base of anything meaningful. My art evolves around nothingness, the meaningful and being. Yes indeed, about being anything.

Why, what and how?

Knowing what kind and how I want to make art wasn't enough. When I make something and look at it, the piece lacks meaning. Does this matter? For most it won't matter but for me it apparently does. The argument: "Making art for the sake of art." isn't satisfying me. Show the technical skill of an artist and resembling reality like the renaissance painter did wasn't either. So where do I find the answer to why I create the things I want to and will they hold any meaning?

2018: More creativity and the combination of traditional and digital techniques

A blank canvas and ink or an empty screen and a few lines of code.

In 2018 I attended a pointed brush calligraphy workshop and was hooked instantly. Making strokes of ink on paper were so addictive. I am still doing it for hours every week.
The graphics I create on a sheet of paper, I then make them digital so they can come to life on a screen.

The meaning of Being Anything - How:

How we make the things we want to make.

2016: Oscar Wilde said it before all of us.

Condemned to make art.

I later stumbled upon a quote by Oscar Wilde. His quote suited the meaning I was looking for. I was struggling to find my identity and wasn’t able to accept that I had to make art. I had the conviction that without any art degree I was unable to become an artist. But Oscar Wilde opened a door. He wrote this: “If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but. What I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything, and that is your reward.”
Which let me back to Being Anything.
I added the meaning of creativity and activity. Being Anything is an action that you can use to create, to think, to dream. As a constant motion that never sets into a vast form.

Knowing what you want is the first step in getting yourself into action.

The meaning of Being Anything - Begin

Besides this I was learning graphic design in 2018 and fell in love with animation in the same way as I was as a child. Moving graphics on screen was the way to go and I started using Processing on top of After Effects. I like to combine everything I do and started to scribe it as
Writing ink on paper. Coding ink on screens.

2004: a first go and it's origin.

In world where you can be it all, you are nothing until you are.

As a teenager I had the longing to do something with a great impact on humanity. Although it was a foolish and naive idea by imagining the results. I came up with this sentence. Which shortened in a couple of years to being anything. The sentence never left me and kept returning when I didn’t pay attention to it.

The meaning of Being Anything - Begin

Beginning is the most daunting moment of the creative process.

What my mother said.

I was sitting at the kitchen table eating my breakfast while my mother was making breakfast for my brothers and sister that still had to come down. She turned around looked at me and said: "Kevin, in this life you can be anything."

Creativity kept following me

As a teenager I started writing a book and the story developed into a trilogy that never saw the daylight. Looking back it was a great way of expressing myself although the writing was pretty bad. I think that the foundation of "Being Anything" is laid in the writing of those stories.