About the creation of MAKE ME ART
Jonathan Andrew McCloud – “Make Me Art” is more than the sum of its parts. It is a space-time fold. What I mean by that is that it transcends time in that it has been in production since 2013 and so it collapses all those years into a moment when you are transfixed and feel that which coursed through me as the artist in the place and time that I also felt it. I hope that viewers will have many moments like this as they witness the work and realize that they also are being witnessed by the show.
The universe resembles a sacred reciprocity of witnessing. What I mean is that there is never a time when information, data about the world is not coming and going at the same time. We witness what happens, what we feel and see, and are impacted by that. What we fail to notice in that witness is that the external thing that we are taking in is also affected by our observation of it. As Lenore Thomas Straus said, “Do I carve the stone, or does it carve me?” The answer is “yes”.
As you watch the show and each time that you visit it in the future, take the time to realize how it is being informed, evolving from your witness of it. In the years that it has taken its most recent form and shape, the one that you are seeing today, your collective minds, hearts, and voices have been fundamental and beautiful ‘ingredients’ in the recipe used to formulate it.
This is so much more than a Love story. Although it clearly is that too. It’s a storytelling of a Love, of a Devotion, of a Moment … which allows you, as the witness of it, to better understand the “Enduring Legacy” of Intentional Creativity in a way that informs the soul, not just the mind. If this love could come to me, then it could (and does) come to you in the passion, energy, and love that Shiloh Sophia engages the entire world with.
Welcome to MAKE ME ART. I hope, I dream and I wish nothing less for you all than that you also will find my truth’s self-evident. Shiloh Sophia is here to change…EVERYTHING.