Friend, Dave Clemens, with one of his beautiful double Elderberry Native
American Flutes [click photo for next . . . ]
On the road in the Northwest of America.
"Dave Clemens of Richland, Oregon makes Hand Crafted Elderberry flutes in Native American style. Donald Sam of the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe also gives a demonstration.
Watch Dave give a demonstration w/ one of his flutes . . .
The one things
that makes the rest
from 100 MINIATURES
(37) In Art as well as Nature, there is a necessary
complementarity between the conservative tradition
which embodies and safeguards the knowledge of
the past and the revolutionary insight which reveals
the new. One is mechanical in a subtle way, the other
is creative. The balance between the two is crucial.
Too much stubborn repetition and the source of
fresh meaning goes dry. Too much of the new and
we lose all the skill needed to make the new manifest.
A creative tradition is then at once both constant and
changing, like the solid bed of rock which allows
the river to flow wild and free.
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