A friend once asked,
"Why do you create?”
My answer: "why, for fame and fortune, of
course!" Actually, sometimes I wish I knew the real
answer. Though I
feel motivated to create, I wish I could say I always
experience contentment in the process. Another reason I create is to get
better at it, though there seems no logic in such purpose. Early in my career “creating”
meant satisfying the tastes of a second party.
Thankfully, that is no longer the case.
It’s a big art
world out there and at times it can be hard to see significance
in what one does. So, we artists should be advised
to take a somewhat
philosophical approach and work within the available
arena and trust that, in the grand scheme of things, it
may matter. For each of us who create art, I
believe a motivation exists that is rarely acknowledged
to oneself or to others.
By now dear reader you may
perceive that I am serious about my art, but don’t take
my art too seriously. There’s an abundance of pompous
discourse regarding what so many of us are doing without
my adding to the babble.
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