Consider this: Can anyone create art?
The answer depends on who you talk to.
Some people say “true art” can be created only by people who understand that art should exist only for itself and that it doesn’t need to have utility or a function. I’ve tried to imagine what such works of art might be like and everything I think of fails to be useless. Any object placed in a space or on a wall will, at the very least, FILL that space or become something to bump into or trip over. That’s probably not what “some people” think of when they’re creating useless art, but my mind can’t escape from the notion that everything we create has some purpose.
We create in response to what we see, think about, and feel, and we create in order to communicate to others what we see, think about, and feel. Whether or not what we create is “art” depends, again, on who you talk to. Grandma Moses began painting in her seventies, and her artwork never advanced beyond the “primitive” style for which she was famous. Her paintings remain popular today.
Everyone is creative. It’s in our DNA. And anyone can create art. Art is merely the application or expression of creative skill and imagination, which will be discussed in future posts.
What are your thoughts about creating and art? Are you creating?