Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Self-portrait of an artist as a portrait...
I don't know why I am starting a blog. So much of my mind is motion without effort or insight.
As an artist, I see myself as a filter for something beyond (AND possibly within). I don't try to communicate when I create (though I won't deny communication could be the original mover); I just do. My "windows to the soul" tells my hand what a piece needs.
Around 13 months ago, I quit my job to focus on art. I didn't really have a good reason; work was alright and my coworkers were great. One day, it just came to me; "I need to put in my notice". I've often cited Kandinsky as being involved; his work makes me drunk like a waking dream.
When you have a great talent, it's a gift you have to share; it is bigger than the artist. It is even bigger than the audience. What you do is everything, so do something you love. If you do what you don't love, do it to the best of your ability. Good things happen to those who do things well.