It’s one of those quotes that, upon initial reading, appears straightforward enough. It’s written on the whiteboard next to the door of my apartment at the HJA residency. Today is day one of my residency in the forest. When I arrived, everything seemed straightforward enough. Then Fred came.Read More
What is the first creative moment you remember? Was anyone there to witness it or appreciate it? Twyla Tharp, in her book The Creative Habit, includes a questionnaire as a tool for self-discovery. I encourage you to take the questionnaire with me. Here are my first two answers.Read More
Nathalie Miebach articulately explains the systems that she creates that dictate the shape of her sculptures and music: ‘it is the numbers that control the form, not [her]…. and together these variables not only construct the form, but they also reveal behavioral relationships that may not come across in a two dimensional graph.’Read More
Myth #2: Art speaks for itself. Words and language are unnecessary since art is a visual experience. If you it doesn’t speak for itself it’s not doing its job. If you don’t understand it, you must not know anything about art.
Making art consists of a series of choices to simplify and eliminate information.
The one thing that we could all agree on was that we were all artists. What we couldn’t come to any conclusion about was what it is that we actually do that makes us all artists.Read More
Art is part of the human experience that has evolved with us. The fact that so may people don’t know how to talk about it or feel intimidated by art illustrates to me that there is a disconnect between what we perceive art is or should do and our actual human experience with art.Read More