what inspires you to keep going forward in your art, when you arent necissarily feeling any emoiton strongy?
Whatever I try to create is rarely inspired by raw emotion and it isn’t always reactionary, the act of creating itself can be more inspiring than whatever emotion I may be trying to convey, if any. In fact, I believe I am at my worst as an artist when raw, intense, emotion is in the drivers scene. Observation and intellectual commentary is just as vital as any personal emotion I put into what I create.
As I pursue my passions for the arts this title or mantra is, in my opinion, my greatest strength and greatest weakness. On the one hand pursuing multiple artistic outlets makes me feel more diverse, well rounded, as well as making me feel that I am learning more about creative history by pursuing these different outlets. And on the other hand, I feel I am just passable or somewhat good at all of these pursuits, while I could be better and yes maybe even great at one of these mediums if that medium became the only avenue I chose to pursuit the arts.
But my conclusion is always is: One of the primary, if the most important thing about art and creation, is the way humans use art and creation as their means of expression. And it when it comes down to it, for better or for worse, for whatever reason, be arrogance, or insecurity, or the pursuit of healing what may be damaged within myself and soul, I must continue to express in whatever way possible.
I must continue to paint, to play music, to write poems and articles, to do whatever I can to say what I want to say.
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