Intuition Quotes


“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

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance” – Aristotle

“Creating any type of art requires that a series of decisions be made by the artist:  red here?  more grass?  less water?, etc.  When the intuition is fully functioning, the artist is hardly even aware of the questions–the intuition handles the question and answer dialog. Before this can happen, however, the artist must first allow Intuition to get his foot into the door; and then, the artist must learn to trust the decisions that Intuition makes for him.” – Jacki Kellum

“I cannot overemphasize the importance of the intuition.  Countless painters speak of an intuitive force that operates within them when they paint.  Everyone is born with intuition; but socializing and educating a child have a way of squeezing the intuition out of him.  Although it would be better if none of us ever lost our inner radar, intuitiveness can be reawakened.” – Jacki Kellum

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

“Intense listening with one’s inner ear–the intuitive ear– is a vital part of sharpening one’s inner eye—and thus, of extracting a piece’s inward significance.” – Jacki Kellum

“Intuition and the Inner Artist are linked.  Intuition is the instinctive way that one’s inner artist views and responds to life. When a painter allows intuition to guide him, the painter himself becomes a vessel and the art flows through the vessel.” – Jacki Kellum

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

Michelangelo said that his sculptures lay within the stone—that the striations and marbling of the rock itself affected the ways that he made his cuts. As I do all of my work, I have to be like Michelangelo—listening to what the medium is saying to me—each step of the way—and then following the course that the media itself has etched.” – Jacki Kellum

“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.” – Jacki Kellum


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