Blog: Does the art you make have everything you care for in it?

Christine Alfery

Posted on February 26 2019

Blog: Does the art you make have everything you care for in it?

Does the art you make have everything you care for in it?

Can the art you make say yes to this? Be careful – if you say yes and the art you make repeats another’s statements – then it isn’t the art YOU make but the art others have made and you are merely repeating it.

Think about it – does the art YOU make – have everything in it YOU care for?

Example, I care about individualism – why because others are always trying to refine me. Refining me to care about individualism the way others think about individualism – isn’t what I care for. My individualism defined by others sounds and would look like this: women, female, white. I would rather my individualism be defined as unique, one of a kind, and definitely an original. Defining my individualism that way makes me a work of art and my life and the way I live it a work of art. And go figure – I create art for a living.

Discussions about art defining life are every where and have been for a long time. I reflect on art and life through individualism, personal individualism. No through the lens of a social commentary of individualism within a herd one of many but an individualism that defines through uniqueness and being one of a kind.

 

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