Art is dynamic poetry, functioning imagination, active creation. As an artist, I see my art as what unfolds as it unfolds, and for me is quite a different thing than what is created. What is left over, the thing that can be hung on a wall, is the result of the artistic process. It is both a testament to its dynamic life and an image through which to be inspired by. Once the piece is completed, it becomes for me, a relic of the art I experienced during its creation. At this point, the potential for creative link shifts and becomes for the viewer, the possibility for their own creativity. Their own art.
If there’s a goal to art, it would be to facilitate a relationship with something outside of ourselves (inspiration, spirit, divinity, God) by providing an opportunity for interconnectivity through mediums such as images, music, or poetic words. Some of us have been in that space where we are moved so profoundly by an artistic work that we’re certain our lives have been forever changed. Sometimes, the feeling is more subtle and a piece might bring up a pleasant sense of joy or happiness or even unease. However a piece affects you, the recognition of the connection is as significant as the connection itself.