The Purpose of Art

The purpose of art is not to produce a product. The purpose of art is to produce thinking. The secret is not the mechanics or technical skill that create art - but the process of introspection and different levels of contemplation that generate it. Once you learn to embrace this process, your creative potential is limitless.

Artwork should be an active verb (a lens by which to view the world) not a passive noun (a painting that sits dormant in a museum). Creativity lies NOT in the done but in the doing. Art is active and incomplete. Always shifting, always becoming. Art is a sneak peak into the future of potential, of what could be. Not a past result of what has been already done. Art is a process not a product. 
Art is a human act. Art is Risky. Generous. Courageous. Provocative. You can be perfect, or you can make art. You can keep track of what you will get in return for your effort, or you can make art. You can enjoy the status quo, or you can make art. 
This is the purpose for why art should not be cut from education.

I’ve added an image below that is from a current project I’m working on. This project is about the art of making the images and this purpose is a good fit. It’s a bit like putting a puzzle together when you don’t know what the pieces are. The images take time to evolve and develop into something that resonates with me. It’s not unusual to iterate through the same image eight or ten times over the course of a week or two before I’m excited about it and feeling that it’s strong. At this point the title of the project is Convergence, however, as is the case with everything associated with this project, it is subject to change.

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