Venture noun: an undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome, especially a risky or dangerous one.
Venture verb: to take the risk of.
Venture verb (used without object): to make or embark upon a venture.
Venturing into art, I have been thinking about this:
- What is the relationship between things I find beautiful, intriguing, interesting, eye-catching … and the things I myself will make?
- How do the world feed and filter into my own making?
- How do one progress from the mere making of nice things into the making of meaning?
Do you recognize any of these questions – if you do, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Some intriguing thoughts on making is to be found in this presentation of the American artist Louise Despont.
We do not serve our children, our friends and partners, our society by living partial lives, and being secretly depressed and resentful. We serve the world by finding what feeds us, and, having been fed, then share our gift with others.
Louise Despont was born in 1983 in New York; she lives and works in New York and in Bali, Indonesia.