A custodian of larger issues (cont.)

Some people who make art are driven by inspiration, others by provocation, still others by desperation. Artmaking grants access to worlds that may be dangerous, sacred, forbidden, seductive, or all of the above. It grants access to worlds you may otherwise never fully engage.

It may in fact be the engagement—not the art—that you seek.

The difference is that making art allows, indeed guarantees, that you declare yourself. Art is contact. In making art you declare what is important.

 

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
David Bayles & Ted Orland

simon starling 2footage from SIMON STARLING: ‘AUTOXYLOPYROCYCLOBOROS’


 

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