I’m asking this question, in the headline, because I really want to know.
As an artist, what have you understood over the years about your relationship to your art?
Has there been a story line weaving its way through your art career? Or have you noticed seasons of relationships with your art? A winter mode, perhaps. Or summer solstice festivities?
Does your relationship with your art, in any way, mirror your other significant relationships?
Are there highs and lows… and what’s your style of dealing with either?
Would you say there’s passion or have you slipped into
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July 27, 2014
“The less manifest the work, the stronger:
as though a secret law demanded it always be hidden
in what it shows, thus showing what must remain hidden,
only showing it, in the end, by dissimulation.”
~ Maurice Blanchot
July 25, 2014
This week we held the 63rd conversation for my bi-monthly Blue Stocking Art Salon’s via the smARTist conference line.
Besides my lovely host, and even lovelier artist, Lori Wolfson, we were joined by 7 other artists—all curious to find out more from themselves, and each other, what it means to have a relationship with the art they make.
At first blush, the idea of “having a relationship” with your art may seem like a non-starter. Of course we have a relationship with whatever we do, so what’s the big deal?
My thought was that, for many artists, their relationship has been ongoing long enough that it is taken for granted, hardly given a second thought much less a second glance.
But since that relationship to your art is the entire foundation for your art career, I decided it was time to
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July 20, 2014
“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.”
~ Lauren Bacall
July 18, 2014