Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A voice for art

When people write their resumes, the first thing they have to fill out is their objective. What is your goal? What do you want to do with yourself? What do you want to be in life?

Me? I don't know. 

Well, it's not that I'm completely in the dark about it. I just don't know what name to call it. Today I was chatting with a good friend of mine, Kevin, and we were on the topic of loving your art--loving it too much, loving it not enough.  I think when artists are young, they've fallen in love with it from the start.  Then eventually the world tells them that they need to grow up, get real, maybe explore other options and get out of it, but deep down they always remember their first love and that's what brings them back into trying to be an artist.  It's inescapable! At least that's how it was like for me. 

So... what kind of art do you want to do? ..........I think I've figured it out! I still don't know what to call it though >~<  During my chat with Kevin:

Me :  I really just want to be a representative that art matters.  I want to be living proof that art isn't just something that kids do when they're bored and want don't want to pay attention in class
Kev :  Well, it's going to be hard to convince people of that. People who think art matters will always feel that way
Me :  I want to show that art matters in the real world, that people need it, they want it, and I want to show that it's something of substance.
Kev :  I think it is. It nurtures other people's creativity and imaginations. I think people get sick of being "in this world" sometimes and need something to retreat to, which is where we come in, I guess. And when I say we, I mean artists at large.
Me : Well, without it, I feel like the world is too sterile and sad lol.
Kev :  Yea, definitely true, but I think people already feel that way...unless they don't, like, there are people that are overly practical who only concern themselves with practical things and these people would be hard to convince.
Me :  But I want to merge the two, like Massimo Vignelli.  I want to merge practical and beautiful.  His company is one of the oldest that holds the idea that everything should be designed.
Kev :  Yea, haha, I don't know how anybody could argue with that.
Me :  Oh baby! That's my dream job right there!

So, that's it. I want to design everything.  If you know the pathway to get to there, show me the way! :D

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