Art is in the Soul of the artist
I receive Seth Godin's blog on my phone. And I seem to only take a look at it while I'm waiting for something. Waiting in the doctor's office, waiting on Linda somewhere, or . . . Over the weekend, I waited in the car for just a few minutes for her to pick up some produce at Aldi, and caught up on a few of Seth's posts. I've often wondered about "art", and he shared a wonderful description. Art is in the Soul of the artist. Makes sense to me. And I really like that the description leaves the "artist" part wide open. Since I think I've always felt that the artist is nature. And the art that I seem to be most impressed with comes from nature's soul. Here's Seth's blog post:
Art is what we call...
the thing an artist does.
It's not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.
Art is not in the eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist.