Update: Didn’t realize the meaning behind the original image that I used. I’ve since replaced it with the current image.
So I’ve had a few Soundgarden songs stuck in my head ever since I’ve heard the band was getting back together. It got me wondering how a song can be crafted that gives it a timeless quality, like how their songs from 20 years ago still sound fresh today. While pondering this, I was browsing the scarification galleries, when I cam across this image by Gabor Zagyvai.
Which brings me back to Soundgarden. While you may or may not be a fan of theirs, any songwriter will tell you how difficult it can be to craft a song, let alone one that an audience will enjoy. So for the purpose of this discussion, just replace Soundgarden with your favorite musician/composer/band. Like the process in creating a scar, time is meticulously spent over every aspect of the scar. Width of the lines, depth, getting the design perfect, choosing the right blade, and then the placement on the body. All of those factors are considered well before the first cut is made. The same can be said about a piece of music. The right notes, lyrics, tempo, instruments can make the difference between a horrible piece of music and a beautiful one. Like scars, these pieces of music will live on well past the time they were created.
Of course this can be said about any form of art, which is exactly what Gabor has done here with this piece. This piece is only one of several that were uploaded in the past day. Gabor’s own gallery has the entire collection, where many of them have healed images alongside the fresh ones. So while this scar may not be your cup of tea, there are a lot of other beautiful scars you can check out.