the art of getting through the day

“You don’t have to make something that people call art. Living is an artistic activity, there is an art to getting through the day.” 
Viggo Mortensen

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I’m not exactly sure how people do it without art, but I suppose they must. We went to see Viggo speak at the little opening of his film ‘Good’ in Melbourne, years ago. It’s always pleasant to be in the company of an honest and thoughtful person. Also anyone who creates a photographic book called ‘The Horse is Good’ is fine by me. I like to think that people who don’t create use the art of others to get through the day (music, images or film). Is anything possible without art?

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One of Viggo’s many photos from the Lord of the Rings set.

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