Passion

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

To know and to believe are two different processes, one is based on knowledge and the other, emotion. But to combine them brings something multifaceted and expressive, passion. To know deeply and to believe deeply is to evoke from the gut a sense of self so grand it echoes from the archives of our histories. A vastness that courses through our veins, as ancient residue: particles and shards of centuries past.

This is life’s teaching and our ongoing learning. A process of becoming or undoing depending on which way one tends more to lean, knowing or believing. It is this layering that is our current tangle, where truth and lies, knowing and believing are passionately intertwined in an effort to find meaning or a resemblance thereof.

It is within this that resolve exists, where the tangle eventually suffocates itself and finds a new path, sows a new seed. Resolve exists within the passion of knowing and believing, it is here that light emanates, where hope pushes and will pulls.

Digging Paths

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Life moves often not with the ease of a straight arrow but the free will of a butterfly. Tossing and turning as a nights bad rest. It is never, if rarely a path visible from the start of a decision, but one that exposes itself only after the first foot forward. From this comes the leaps and bounds, the spiraling up and spiraling down.

Our paths in life are not unique, nor are they singular in their criss-crossing and weaving. This is the tapestries of life, the tattered and knotted, loose connections and titanium bindings. It is this weaving of time and direction that creates reality, that builds the form of meaning, purpose and resolve. Through this process, goals manifest and new paths enfold: layering and knotting new forms, entangling desire with fear.

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Within the digging of paths, life exposes its truths though often we see them as lies, sifting all information through our own filters and stories: our own biases undetected and unwanted. This is when life folds upon itself, morphing into black holes and funneling a different direction, kneading the future unknown.

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

It is the forming of paths that all life makes sense, eventually creating clarity if only from a historical perspective. Through doing, digging and building do we see the future we seek or at least the glimmer, shown through the haze of desire and the light of hope.

Efforts of Others

Within this era of challenge, I admire the efforts of others, how they inspire life by way of positive endeavor. Through their inspiration we can better manifest our own navigation system: mapping our way through the contemporary terrain of dogma and contradictions.

It is through the inspiration of others that we glean a better future, for ourselves and those we in turn support. Under this umbrella, life expands.

Kennith Nielson  Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Kennith Nielson Carl Barnett Design/Studio

In the arena of interior design this is made evident by what we collect. How we surround ourselves with the hand created, books and music, is to allow inspiration. This is what the material world does, how words work, how beauty in all its manifestations, enfolds.

Paths

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

The path of meaning is what we make it: how we sow its seed and dig its depth. It is within our daily doing that serves our deepest desires, relinquishes our hope and shines a light on purpose. This moves life’s pendulum to our advantage, allowing for control, or seemingly so.

Life cannot be truly guided: does not take control well. Its interaction warms us, as dog on leash, wagging metaphorical tail.