"Art is the thing an artist does.

It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.

Art is not in the eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist."

~ Seth Godin


Facinating quote that invites an intriguing discussion about art. I believe that art begins in this way... it begins as a solo journey by the artist seeking to express something that outwarding may be seen as frivolous and non-essential. Often an artist's voice of doubt can easilly overcome a creative act by calling itself the logical voice of reason. To be a spontaneous act of creation, doubt must be stamped out so the art can be made possible.

Once the art work is revealed to others, I feel the painting or sculpture becomes transformed and redefined by the eye of the beholders. It doesn't truly become defined until the response from the artist is joined with the response from the viewers.

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