We create a lot of stuff...
We just love doing it.
And I'm up there with the best of them. I love to create stuff...especially art. Hey, I'm just doing my part as a microcosmic creator in this vast universe of ours. I even like creating this art blog.
But here's a thought...
I've got carte blanche, free-will, to create whatever I want. Do I care about how my creations impacts others? Does it matter that my paintings make someone feel good, bad or indifferent? Does it matter if I'm self centered with my art?
"The shoe that fits one person pinches another." Carl Jung
For artists like Grayson Perry, art is personal therapy. Andy Warhol painted soup cans because he liked soup. Andy Goldsworthy likes nature. da Vinci liked anatomy, Helen Frankenthaler liked shapes. Banksy likes anti-establishment.
|The Magnificent Solution|
painting by P.A. Margis
I like to question things....like my painting The Magnificent Solution that questions whether the earth is a real, living being.
So what's your point?
My point is this....everyone has a different creative experience. But we don't live in a bubble so what we choose to create, whether it's personal or not, impacts others...even if we don't think that it does. It's like the domino effect....it's a chain reaction that echos out to our world...and beyond.
etching by P.A. Margis