Saturday, November 28, 2009

Who do I make art for?

I've been thinking for all this time that I'm making art for myself, that it's a selfish act, but I know that's not true. I make it for other people, to try to get them to feel what I've felt, to share my experience and the inspiration I get from it.

And that's why my marble is somewhat flat. It's cool, don't get me wrong, but it has no feeling.

Maybe I'll get some in there somehow.


  1. When you are just starting to work in a particular medium, it makes sense that not everything will work out the way you hope... actually, that's probably true even with familiar media, I would think? You are so passionate about wanting to scupt in marble, you saw something in it...
    I know I'm too timid to try an art form like carving marble because I would be afraid of the material and how heavy and permanent each piece would be.
    I hope the piece you are working on starts going the way you want, but maybe it's just a sketch.

  2. Thanks. It's not that I don't like it, it's just that it doesn't say anything. It's not arts, its crafts. Fancy crafts, but still.

    Maybe I'm too exacting.

    In any case I plan to keep working on it. I'm going to buy a masonry bit for my sister's dremel, to try to hollow it out a bit.