Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Art & Materials

A lot of artists feel bad about getting hung up on their art materials and equipment, thinking that true art should not be about that. But artists need to have something to create with, and what we choose to work with can take on an even greater importance as we use it.

Artists' materials can transcend their physical presence through their use as we create art to heal, to express our innermost desires, to provide a means of commentary or to just relish in the experience of working with the materials themselves. They become like old, reliable friends who are there when you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to listen when no one else will.

Thus it comes as little surprise that we, as artists, can become attached to those materials, and this attachment is something we should never hold against ourselves.

Jeane, I am so sorry about the loss of your camera.

1 comment:

ChaoticBlackSheep said...

Jeane, I am glad that your camera has been found! That must be a huge relief.