- What is the artist trying to achieve?
- Does he/she succeed?
- Was it worth doing?
Ideas & Technique:
- Provocative art
- Emotional investment
- Direction to reach
- Harder to think of that new idea
- Creating something cool rather than something conceptual/meaningful/intellectual
- Art lies embedded in the conceptual leap between places
- Craft are rules/instructions
- Evolution of your progress/work
- Old work shows the important issues or the history of yourself
- “Nowhere in this book does the dreaded C-word appear” Pg. 100
- “Habits are the peripheral vision of the mind.” Pg. 100
- Get a lot of bad press because it is something that the artist is comfortable with
- Habits are imprinted are the all ours?
- Habits are style
- Style is not a virtue
Art & Science:
- Two separate things
- Science is control
- Opposite of math, not one answer
- Art: Self expression for the world
- Driven by inspiration
- Conceptual jumps
- View point shifts in perspective
- “The answers you get depend on the questions you ask.” - Thomas Khun Pg. 93
- “Yes there is a difference between art and craft.” Pg. 97
- “But is the Mona Lisa really art?” Pg. 97
- “New work doesn’t make the old work false - it makes it more artificial.” Pg. 99
- “When your tool is a hammer everything looks like a nail.”
- “Your growth as the artist is a growth toward fully realizable works - works that become real in full illumination of all the you know. Including all you know about yourself.” Pg. 112
My Side Notes:
- Some artists don’t challenge themselves, they go the route that is safe and that they know well
- Is what they are trying to say that it is easier to discover something that already exists? Confused about Pg 96
- Does it take imaginations to craft?