The Artist’s Identity

We love instilling hopes and dreams and desires into our children. Somewhere along the line we forgot to also teach them that they need to work for their dreams, and desires and hopes, they don’t just happen and no one can wave a magic wand and wish their hopes and dreams to come true.

Conceptual Art

Conceptual art is all about art and art making. About art in the way that it always searches, discovers and explores. Conceptual is about ideas. Ideas are imperfect, involve memory and thoughts.

Creativity

Have you ever listened to someone sing and ask yourself, where in the world did that sound come from? I have. Usually the normal voice doesn’t sound at all like the singing voice. I think of baritones, that deep deep rich sound I say to myself comes from him?

The Oxymoron (Part 2) – Moral Ethics and Art

An artist needs to define themselves, what do they believe in what do they stand for, what do they want to say. I do believe that most artists will scream for their liberty, scream for their freedom, scream for their voice to be heard. But how does one find themselves and what they want to scream for?

Art’s Oxymoron

Should the values we give to art be subjective or objective? Not an easy question to answer. For many of my blog posts lately I have argued for the artists self – the individual to be in a work of art in order for the creative object to be valued and treasured and defined as “art.”

How long does it take you to paint a work of art

I frequently get the question how long did it take you to create that work. My standard answer is I started it in kindergarten and just finished it today. The person asking looks and me with my very grey hair questioningly. How does one calculate the time it takes to paint a picture – a life time is a long time.

Valuing Art

The true artist needs to be selfish. Since our culture does not provide an “easy” way for artists to survive it is easy for the artist to fall into the trap of making and selling what others want and like.





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