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LINAJI INTERVIEWS > ROSA COBOS <

It feels so good to receive a Bubble Mail from Rosa Cobos. She always ends her missives with “Have A Hug”. Now isn’t that just like her? Giving out her prized smile each and every time one comes in contact with her Spirit.

LINAJI INTERVIEWS ROSA COBOS

What a Spirit! Rosa has a mind like Friedrich Nietzsche, only with a Heart as big as the Grand Canyon; and for those who have never seen the Grand Canyon, it is very, very vast indeed.

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Her support of others through her gift of collaboration or the poems she leaves at your dooorstep inspired by your artwork is boundless. Rosa Cobos creates some of the most conceptual and beautiful art I have ever seen. Rosa is complex and at the same time so very approachable. It has been my pleasure to get to know her more and yes, edit I did. Her mind is far beyond mine!! And I am content to keep it that way. I call this interview ‘Seeing Life Through The Eyes of Rosa Cobos’.


THROUGH CRYSTAL TEARS
I dream you…
You are hidding…
Agitation in Light..
A candle in each tear..
hanging from space loneline..
of intranscending beauty.

Can you hear me.. my…
fingers tapping melodies..
on the window of your eyes?
Crystal tears… hanging from…
space loneline..
of …
unheard rhymes.

Thoughts in crystal tears..
iced music..away from blood
away from here and now..
and still… unmoving..
without…
a consuming sun.

Stars does not sound up there…
but inside of my heart.
RosaCobos

1. IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS ART?

For me art is working within my own Human Psyche. The four main functions of our Psyche are the Emotional, Intellectual, Intuitive Creative and Bodily Senses. Carl Jung suggested what we need, in order too not only ‘be in the world, but to ‘BE OF THE WORLD’ which was to harmonize these parts of the psyche. To do this I feel we have to get under the daily grind, the mundanely of life and connect with our Soul to a profound place within, an almost hidden place that will help to make us Whole.

We found music, Music, the origin of creation, Graphic Arts, like the maps of Conciseness with all the rules of colors, patterns proportions and we have created Theater that brings us close the mysteries of our own behavior. Dance expresses the boundless beating of our human heart. All cultures share the same human soul. Art is a way to see this is so.

2. WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR LIFE AS OF NOW, TO CREATE?

My daily surroundings, photo’s already taken, my completely absorbed subconscious in the events that occur in the same place I may visit again and again; like maybe a church, a park a bench or a promenade. When I see the sky or the river. Each day I am not the same person, I have evolved just a little more and mix that with the fact that circumstances are never the same. New people new moments. I try to let these moments speak for themselves. I try to hear what they are saying to me NOW.

It is like this, something occurs an image bloops out of my interior, I then decide what I am going to do next! Sometimes I am completely spontaneous and it is light movements, winds, certain faces may appear. You see, all of my moments carry plenty of meaning for me!

I started to create Poetry long before coming here but the art of what I will call ‘others’ speaking to me when I write out my comments to fellow artists here in poetic form, seems to have developed more here. I feel it comes from a wider spectrum of existence, that it transcends my thinking mind and I feel that Rosa Cobos is not in the way for a bit. This is very brief point in time, but quite addictive, I promise. And I must thank all here that inspire me.

3. Tell us about artists you grew up with from all walks of life that you were inspired by.

My father for one, cared deeply for art in his own way. He bought me many books with wonderful reproductions of art in all expressions. He himself was a wonderful painter/artist. He kept his talent for art in the background of his life through circumstances but quite miraculously he was ‘forced’ to earn his living teaching art techniques. He however never took the time to teach me what he knew. I am self-taught in that fashion.

I am drawn to artists who have a big Soul shining in their work and could be remembered as a bit Crazy or Mad even. Frieda Kahlo, Escher, Leonardo Da Vinci, and some classical Baroque.

I tend to fall ‘In Love’ with those past and now that inspire me in any way towards my love of colors and design. One such incident happened when I was watching a documentary on TV about Hansel Adams. When I felt the bloop.. He was here inside me! I feel his soul into my own, like an unconscious calling forth I am reminded that we are a wide bunch all of us. We have a piece of others inside us over the centuries; we have all in our remembering genes.

4. If you could tell a person new to allowing Creativity to become an important consideration in their lives, what piece of sage advice would you give them on how you have integrated Art into your life?

Ufff.. !!! I would not dare!! How can I give sage advice? I need some of this myself!! But I can tell what I have done up to this point. Creativity for me is a challenge. Due to my life story, my creative force was a bit buried and undeveloped. But it is a calling an urge. That is my fact. If I do not follow my urge for creating, and as I mentioned in the first question, there is a wide rage for creating, I can feel the unhappiness fester inside me. It manifests as empty, sore, embittered ect. So one must start..NOW!! Do not compare yourself with others expectation or comply with something that does not feel like your true creative desire. They don’t get it. Find others who do. Share, learn, dare go express!! Explore your dark side in which you will see your envy, your yearning for recognition, and your self-criticism. And then too you feel the lighter side of your being, your singing, your praising voice, and your own voice. Sing, Sing, without any tone, without any music, without any meaning. Just Sing!

Ufff.. !!! I would not dare!! How can I give sage advice? I need some of this myself!! But I can tell what I have done up to this point. Creativity for me is a challenge. Due to my life story, my creative force was a bit buried and undeveloped. But it is a calling an urge. That is my fact. If I do not follow my urge for creating, and as I mentioned in the first question, there is a wide rage for creating, I can feel the unhappiness fester inside me. It manifests as empty, sore, embittered ect. So one must start..NOW!! Do not compare yourself with others expectation or comply with something that does not feel like your true creative desire. They don’t get it. Find others who do. Share, learn, dare go express!! Explore your dark side in which you will see your envy, your yearning for recognition, and your self-criticism. And then too you feel the lighter side of your being, your singing, your praising voice, and your own voice. Sing, Sing, without any tone, without any music, without any meaning. Just Sing!5. What do you think that being here on Red Bubble has done to add to your life as an Artist?

Ufff.. !!! I would not dare!! How can I give sage advice? I need some of this myself!! But I can tell what I have done up to this point. Creativity for me is a challenge. Due to my life story, my creative force was a bit buried and undeveloped. But it is a calling an urge. That is my fact. If I do not follow my urge for creating, and as I mentioned in the first question, there is a wide rage for creating, I can feel the unhappiness fester inside me. It manifests as empty, sore, embittered ect. So one must start..NOW!! Do not compare yourself with others expectation or comply with something that does not feel like your true creative desire. They don’t get it. Find others who do. Share, learn, dare go express!! Explore your dark side in which you will see your envy, your yearning for recognition, and your self-criticism. And then too you feel the lighter side of your being, your singing, your praising voice, and your own voice. Sing, Sing, without any tone, without any music, without any meaning. Just Sing!5. What do you think that being here on Red Bubble has done to add to your life as an Artist?A sharing flow maybe. I did not feel a stranger here. The first time I uploaded a photo, someone was there just for me, and it was a miracle. Not only the appreciation I feel here but the company! That fact is we are all trying to respect each other’s work and give encouragement to our work. We see the value in each other’s work.
Artists that are very accomplished I reside with. What a lovely feeling to be in the same tribe. Being an artist is a lonely road sometimes that others outside our circle do not fully comprehend. So when you come upon a situation like this site and you feel the arms all around you and the willingness to share and talk I am feeling very good about this.
I could say so much more. But. Time.

Ufff.. !!! I would not dare!! How can I give sage advice? I need some of this myself!! But I can tell what I have done up to this point. Creativity for me is a challenge. Due to my life story, my creative force was a bit buried and undeveloped. But it is a calling an urge. That is my fact. If I do not follow my urge for creating, and as I mentioned in the first question, there is a wide rage for creating, I can feel the unhappiness fester inside me. It manifests as empty, sore, embittered ect. So one must start..NOW!! Do not compare yourself with others expectation or comply with something that does not feel like your true creative desire. They don’t get it. Find others who do. Share, learn, dare go express!! Explore your dark side in which you will see your envy, your yearning for recognition, and your self-criticism. And then too you feel the lighter side of your being, your singing, your praising voice, and your own voice. Sing, Sing, without any tone, without any music, without any meaning. Just Sing!5. What do you think that being here on Red Bubble has done to add to your life as an Artist?A sharing flow maybe. I did not feel a stranger here. The first time I uploaded a photo, someone was there just for me, and it was a miracle. Not only the appreciation I feel here but the company! That fact is we are all trying to respect each other’s work and give encouragement to our work. We see the value in each other’s work.
Artists that are very accomplished I reside with. What a lovely feeling to be in the same tribe. Being an artist is a lonely road sometimes that others outside our circle do not fully comprehend. So when you come upon a situation like this site and you feel the arms all around you and the willingness to share and talk I am feeling very good about this.
I could say so much more. But. Time.I do want to say to explore your dark side, as it is fascinating how human emotions are active and madly working in a site like this. As I mentioned above the dark side’s elements of envy, rough criticism and how we feel when that happens, all the good and bad are here, as it should be. However here I find more Love, compassion, generosity and companionship than the latter.
I will tell you a “secret”. I was offended by a photo once and asked the staff here to ban the piece. I scolded the author. Then lately I found out this was not so much bad and the person really meant no harm. They were using this photo as a meaning of provocation and it was simply misdirected. So I could see my own censorship and Puritanism appear. Me myself who ‘hates’ Puritanism with all my heart began to act like one!! Funny isn’t it?

Ufff.. !!! I would not dare!! How can I give sage advice? I need some of this myself!! But I can tell what I have done up to this point. Creativity for me is a challenge. Due to my life story, my creative force was a bit buried and undeveloped. But it is a calling an urge. That is my fact. If I do not follow my urge for creating, and as I mentioned in the first question, there is a wide rage for creating, I can feel the unhappiness fester inside me. It manifests as empty, sore, embittered ect. So one must start..NOW!! Do not compare yourself with others expectation or comply with something that does not feel like your true creative desire. They don’t get it. Find others who do. Share, learn, dare go express!! Explore your dark side in which you will see your envy, your yearning for recognition, and your self-criticism. And then too you feel the lighter side of your being, your singing, your praising voice, and your own voice. Sing, Sing, without any tone, without any music, without any meaning. Just Sing!5. What do you think that being here on Red Bubble has done to add to your life as an Artist?A sharing flow maybe. I did not feel a stranger here. The first time I uploaded a photo, someone was there just for me, and it was a miracle. Not only the appreciation I feel here but the company! That fact is we are all trying to respect each other’s work and give encouragement to our work. We see the value in each other’s work.
Artists that are very accomplished I reside with. What a lovely feeling to be in the same tribe. Being an artist is a lonely road sometimes that others outside our circle do not fully comprehend. So when you come upon a situation like this site and you feel the arms all around you and the willingness to share and talk I am feeling very good about this.
I could say so much more. But. Time.I do want to say to explore your dark side, as it is fascinating how human emotions are active and madly working in a site like this. As I mentioned above the dark side’s elements of envy, rough criticism and how we feel when that happens, all the good and bad are here, as it should be. However here I find more Love, compassion, generosity and companionship than the latter.
I will tell you a “secret”. I was offended by a photo once and asked the staff here to ban the piece. I scolded the author. Then lately I found out this was not so much bad and the person really meant no harm. They were using this photo as a meaning of provocation and it was simply misdirected. So I could see my own censorship and Puritanism appear. Me myself who ‘hates’ Puritanism with all my heart began to act like one!! Funny isn’t it?I do not want to say more except that it has been quite a pleasure. I tend to write and talk a lot. Ahhh that is one of the things that writing for other’s works has taught me….
‘HITTING ON THE NAIL’!!
Receive all my Love, All of You.
Now, Have a Hug,
Rosa

Ufff.. !!! I would not dare!! How can I give sage advice? I need some of this myself!! But I can tell what I have done up to this point. Creativity for me is a challenge. Due to my life story, my creative force was a bit buried and undeveloped. But it is a calling an urge. That is my fact. If I do not follow my urge for creating, and as I mentioned in the first question, there is a wide rage for creating, I can feel the unhappiness fester inside me. It manifests as empty, sore, embittered ect. So one must start..NOW!! Do not compare yourself with others expectation or comply with something that does not feel like your true creative desire. They don’t get it. Find others who do. Share, learn, dare go express!! Explore your dark side in which you will see your envy, your yearning for recognition, and your self-criticism. And then too you feel the lighter side of your being, your singing, your praising voice, and your own voice. Sing, Sing, without any tone, without any music, without any meaning. Just Sing!5. What do you think that being here on Red Bubble has done to add to your life as an Artist?A sharing flow maybe. I did not feel a stranger here. The first time I uploaded a photo, someone was there just for me, and it was a miracle. Not only the appreciation I feel here but the company! That fact is we are all trying to respect each other’s work and give encouragement to our work. We see the value in each other’s work.
Artists that are very accomplished I reside with. What a lovely feeling to be in the same tribe. Being an artist is a lonely road sometimes that others outside our circle do not fully comprehend. So when you come upon a situation like this site and you feel the arms all around you and the willingness to share and talk I am feeling very good about this.
I could say so much more. But. Time.I do want to say to explore your dark side, as it is fascinating how human emotions are active and madly working in a site like this. As I mentioned above the dark side’s elements of envy, rough criticism and how we feel when that happens, all the good and bad are here, as it should be. However here I find more Love, compassion, generosity and companionship than the latter.
I will tell you a “secret”. I was offended by a photo once and asked the staff here to ban the piece. I scolded the author. Then lately I found out this was not so much bad and the person really meant no harm. They were using this photo as a meaning of provocation and it was simply misdirected. So I could see my own censorship and Puritanism appear. Me myself who ‘hates’ Puritanism with all my heart began to act like one!! Funny isn’t it?I do not want to say more except that it has been quite a pleasure. I tend to write and talk a lot. Ahhh that is one of the things that writing for other’s works has taught me….
‘HITTING ON THE NAIL’!!
Receive all my Love, All of You.
Now, Have a Hug,
Rosa

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