Pearls from artists* # 235
* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
People make things – make art or things that are akin to art – as a way of expressing their need for contact, or their fear of it; people make objects as a way of coming to terms with shame, with grief. People make objects to strip themselves down, to survey their scars, and people make objects to resist oppression, to create a space in which they can move freely. Art doesn’t have to have a reparative function, any more than it has a duty to be beautiful or moral.
Olivia Laing in The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Comments are welcome!
Posted on February 15, 2017, in An Artist's Life, Inspiration, Pearls from Artists, Quotes and tagged "The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone", effigy, Olivia Laing, pastel, sandpaper, why people make art. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Pearls from artists* # 235.