Happy New Year!

This year’s questions are about the purpose of art making.

It’s possible to write a book on the purpose of art making but here I just wanted to hone in on some really important reasons for making art.

In the past, art had been used to raise consciousness levels and to elevate the spirit. Art also gives us a way to wrestle with our demons. Art making is a place to simply be human. In order for us to create the great paintings we want to make we must imagine. Imagination is way more powerful than any of us realize.

For this new year, imagine your creative space and what you would like to create in it. And don’t forget to imagine the world in a more peaceful place. If we could all imagine the world living in peace, perhaps it might help us all to get there.


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