Most people don’t realize how much courage it takes for an artist to show their work to people. Courage, as defined by Mark Twain, is not the lack of fear, but rather being able to move forward in spite of it.
I have come to realize that my “expression of creativity” is an addiction that I know, deep down, I don’t have any choice about. It’s drives me, identifies who I am (as a person to myself as well as others) and keeps me centered. But, creating ART, takes more than just making the object. It is here, that the distinction between an object that sits on the wall begins the transition into becoming “art”.
As I define it, ART is the activity that occurs in the space that exists between your eyeballs and that object I have created. It is the interaction between the collective experiences in your brain, as you process the way I have chosen to express the collective experiences in my brain. It is only when this exchange takes place, that my work becomes ART. It is when I share my creation with the outside world that I truly become an artist.
The most important thing to remember, is whatever reaction you have to my work is a necessary reaction that breathes life into my art and completes the process of my original intention, making ART!
This is why I want to start this blog, I create ART. I love to talk about ART. I want to share my ART with insight, integrity and courage with you.