Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How do we change as Artists?

Why the fear of creating. Why do we limit ourselves to one genre or one style? Why are we afraid to branch out? Is it a comfort zoe? Is it somewhere we want to be safe? Maybe that is it. I sit and feel fear sometimes to branch out and experiment to unseen boundaries. I would love to expand my thoughts and be free of that fear. We constantly look for a comfort zone in this society. For the ost part the majority of people do this. We look for safety. But if we dare to explore our limits and break through them then there we will find simple pleasures. The simplicity of acheivment. THe subtle feeling of accomplishment. The giving of ourselves to make ourselves better. Imporvement. Enlightenment. Something as simple as changing the course of a ship by a foot can mean another continent to explore farther down. The small subtle changes we make in our lives mean large implications over time.

After we make these choices and accept the change we have created in our lives...,maintaining that is work in itself. Regarding our art...changing mediums, media, subject matter, themes, painting and creating within, revealing our soul. We all have a choice as artists to capture the moment in time or reveal a heartplace in our soul. All of this is to reach out to our fellow man and expand THEIR mind heart and soul. We do impact people. I have said these previously...we make a difference in the path people take. We create works that can steer that ship by sheer love. We can express to one another volumes of emotions that words cannot begin to describe. Color can vibrantly enhance someones outlook in life. The piece becomes a part of their soul.

How do we change? I think we answered this question. We change for a purpose not for us....for them.


  1. Hi Daniel! The Slide video is nicely executed and fits nicely in your blog. I also am impressed with your medium of rusted sheet metal. How do you keep your paint from flaking from the rusted metal? is it heat treated or perhaps a finish applied? Your work is impressive.

    Also, thought I might say that we have something in common. My husband is a metal contractor & enjoys working with steel by designing & creating metal art using his plasma cutter machine. Right now we are making horny toad art....

    Continue to Enjoying Your Art and Sharing with the World.