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Old 12-11-2008, 07:04 AM
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Re: What's your intension as an artist?

Originally Posted by soul_holder View Post

Why do you want to make what you make? Where does your art stand in your contemporary world? And Why do u want to share it with people? What are you trying to achieve?
It's very rare when I pick a rock out of the pile and know what it is that I am going to make, more often than not it decides what it wants to be based upon its makeup and physical attributes. I take the 5th on the next question as most of my stuff doesn't stand anywhere except on people's bookshelves.

One word is missing in this discussion, or at least I didn't see it anywhere and to me it is the most important. I want to create and share it out of love. Love of the recipient, love of process, love of permanance in a brief and impermanant life.

I do have an ultimate goal, an achievement of sorts in mind although it remains elusive and obscure. I think Hendrix said it best: Well I'm standin next to a mountain, chop it down with the edge of my hand.
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