Pearls from artists* # 383
* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
… I mean to say that a work of art is a gift. The gifted artist contains the vitality of his gift within the work, and thereby makes it valuable to others. Furthermore, works we come to treasure are those which transmit that vitality and revive the soul. Such works circulate among us as reservoirs of available life, what Whitman calls “the tasteless water of souls.”
Lewis Hyde in The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
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