Monday, January 13, 2014

Art & Fear, By David Bayles & Ted Orland


"Talent may get someone off the starting blocks faster, but without a sense of direction or a goal to strive for, it won't count for much."

          This quote really stood out to me because talent has always been important for me in my creative process. Usually, when I make I create things that I feel comfortable making. I create pieces of work that my talent caters too which has limited my artistic ideas. I feel like I should be able to try new things and develop more skills in order to go in any direction that I want. This quote shows me that if I have an idea to go for it and to not hold back.

"Art is human; error is human; ergo, art is error."

         This quote talks about the imperfection of the art that we make as artists. It is saying that humans are not perfect, and that we are incapable of creating perfection. This really speaks to me because sometimes I can be a perfectionist. Sometimes I will not move forward until every thing is perfect in the way that I wanted it to be. I realize now that there are positive errors as well as negative errors that shape a persons artwork and thats what makes it unique.

"Your fingerprints are all over your work, and you alone know how they got there."

           I really liked this quote because it talks about how unique our art is. It talks about how if you have done something before, you should be able to use the same method to create something else. The idea that every piece of work is only completely understood by the artist really helps me let go and create something that is really meaningful to me.

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