Thursday, February 20, 2014
According to the article art is A Beethoven concerto, a Mona Lisa and craft is the old stuff. Furniture made by San maloof and things before the industrial revolution. Art can be mistaken for perfection when it isn't supposed to be. Craft takes years to make but it's possible to obtain perfection. The difference between the two is mental. It's easy to fall into habits of doing things. Most hab it is from influence. In art when you develope habits they are helpful reliable and convenient. It comes with maturity once it's formed a style is formed. My style is very random. I live shapes and patterns but I use them as intricate puzzle pieces. I also draw faces. After much analysis I figured out why I'm so into both. I'm complicated and I like to figure people out. I don't understand people and shapes and patterns tell the story of my confusion. My art is complicated.
Monday, February 10, 2014
"The fear that you're only pretending to do art is the (readily predictable) consequence of doubting your own artistic credentials." PRETENDING
"Nonetheless, the belief persist among some artists (and lots of ex-artist) that doing art means doing things flawlessly-ignoring the fact that this prerequisite would disqualify most existing works of art." PERGECTION
"The lessons you are meant to learn are in your work. To see them, you need only look at your work. To see them, you need only look at the work clearly- without judgement, without need or fear, without wishes or hopes. Without emotional expectations...."
These quotes speak to me! Often times I sit around and play it safe because I doubt how huge of a success my piece will be. If I make something I want it to be perfect! I pretend so that I don't screw up. Art shouldn't be a perfect though! I need to look at it and take nothing more than I made this from it! Often times. Fear and emotions are detrimental to my growth as an artist. With first this is no faith, so I need faith!
Art is made by influence. Building off the work of others. Creations can only take root and grow when they are built off of other works. I agree that huge ideas come from smaller ones, but bob Dylan is a copycat he uses the same words and tunes and speeds things up. That isn't art. He's an artist in the sense that he got a following from doing so. Everything is remixed." Good artist copy, great artist steal." In the words of Picasso. It's an endless circle. Art is an endless circle. I can use other artist to make my ideas, and I can remix so eyeing I have already done.
With foundation and base football players and instruments coincide. There has to be a conductor, a quarter back and the instruments are players. Everything falls into place. Work starts before we step on the field. It's a mindset. With every craft time is needed. That's where the work starts, in plotting. Seinfeld takes years to write his pieces. He only hand writes his pieces. It's more authentic. Yellow paper and a blue pen. There has to be connective tissue in jokes just like a conductor needs players. Things have to go together. It's an art.