Saturday, March 13, 2010

Age Old Question in Mixed Media

"But is it Art?" This is a question many people have faced, but seems to be especially predominant to those practicing "non-traditional" art forms. You created an art quilt? "But is it really art? Isn't it just sewing?" You designed and knitted a lovely lace pattern "But isn't that just a craft?" You work in mixed media, collage, and found object art - "But what is it?"

It doesn't matter. Art is anything that comes from your soul, or speaks to your heart. It's not limited to guys who died long ago, or people who attended fancy art schools. It's creating something that has never existed before, something that brings beauty into the world, joy into peoples lives, or makes them stop and think for a moment about the world around them.

The answer is in the second half of the canvas "What is Art?" Really, do any of us know? Does it really matter?

Your turn. Go create something that reminds you of this, and put it on the wall where you can see it.

1 comment:

  1. It's definitely art. Don't let anyone else tell you different. I really like it. It's got a fantastic glow to it. What I get a lot is "it's... nice. What do you do with it?" LOL. Keep up the great work!