Art makes me think. It has happened before and it is happening now. Funny thing is that I am not just set to thinking by the big, important art but also by art that takes itself less seriously. I am certain that Rodin’s The Thinker has never made me think. But Calder’s whimsical Performing Seal has.
There is art afoot, art about towns today that is making me smile. And yes, think. Is it Art? What is art? Why make art? A new answer arises: to make us smile again. Maybe at times that is all we really need from art.
Have fun looking and oh yes, definitely show your kids!
http://ht.ly/61VST Scroll two down, click under the tree on more information to find “Yarn Bombing / Guerrilla Crochet – A Collection”.
5 thoughts on “Why Make Art? A New Answer Arises, Stitch by Stitch.”
In my view, art is the mastery of a subject or a field. So much so, that someone, has made something better. Better is good. 🙂
I like this addition to our on going discussion here of “What is art?”. Through practice comes mastery or improvement … and yes better is good. But is better or mastery, in itself art? Doesn’t art need to move us emotionally or make us think? I do know that crocheting that whole tree took mastery and in turn made the tree look pretty darn snappy so – there came art! And lots of smiles 🙂
I would say no to your question; “but is better or mastery, in itself art? It fails because what is good or not, masterful or not is subjective.
Absolutely! And also because mastery alone does not create emotional or thoughtful response.