|detail of mixed media painting Shed|
I have been told by several people,"practice" drawing or be "disciplined" and draw everyday. The simple fact is art is not as simple as practice or placing oneself on a schedule to become "disciplined". Drawing or painting more does not make one "disciplined" and repeated mark making is not practice in the literal sense as in one practices and becomes "better". I believe that art is the steadying of the mind, not the hand.
Don't get me wrong however I believe in practice but not simply as a drill or assignment without thought or reason. Passion without practice is a recipe for potential to go unfulfilled.
I believe in allowing oneself to go to another place and or making yourself available and open for creativity to flow through. The desire to be in this state of mind or spiritual place can be like a drug but becoming more in tune to our own "way" or "path" through "making" is to me art. Whatever is molded,or sculpted,painted,drawn,written,acted,sang,
danced or performed is just the formulation or outcome of said "art".
|detail of mixed media painting Bittersweet|