Intuition Guides the Artist’s Hand


“I don’t know! I don’t know why I did it, I don’t know why I enjoyed it, and I don’t know why I’ll do it again!” –    Bart Simpson

Bart has given the artist a huge insight into understanding how art becomes:

In creating art, something speaks to the artist and that something should be allowed to  lead the way.  By listening to that something–that inner voice–one is able to distill one’s own vision. – Jacki Kellum

As I related before, Michelangelo said that his sculptures lay within the stone itself and that his chisel just followed the path that the natural marbling and striations paved.  This should be true for all other artists, too.  While creating, a creator is often clueless about what drives him to make one mark here or another blotch there.  There is something–an inner voice–speaking; and it is in the artist’s best interest to listen to that voice.

Knowing why one does this or that while creating is not important–just doing is the key to becoming.  Making art is an intuitive response. – Jacki Kellum


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