The Makers Issue

The Makers Issue

You cannot truly separate craftsmanship and creativity at the level of the masterpiece- any more than you can separate body and spirit. The debate between skill and originality in art is an ongoing disagreement that affects all of us in the field of representational art. How do you balance the desire to express yourself while wrestling with the constant drive to do better?

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On the Value of Small Things

On the Value of Small Things

Art is created by the experience of slow looking, an attempt to make the moment eternal, relevant, and true, and to then share it with others. Perhaps most importantly, beyond all our observations about others, this careful seeing allows us deeper participation into our own lives.       

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On Creativity: Wear Comfortable Clothes and Bring an Instrument

On Creativity: Wear Comfortable Clothes and Bring an Instrument

“If my chain smoking, finger pointing, old art instructor could see me now, sitting in a circle on the floor taping my name-tag on my chest, he would immediately eject me from the ranks of art. However, I realize now that there is a point to general creativity (doing something poorly just because it’s fun).”

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