Friday, June 20, 2014

Art is ...

A friend responded to a draft article that I sent her with this. It is from a book titled The Magazine Article: How To Think It, Plan It, Write It by Peter Jacobi. 

"The American teacher and poet Edward Weismiller once noted that the artist breaks up the world of fact by making us see comparisons, analogies, meanings we never saw before. They lead to nothing, of course, but our own deeper understanding of ourselves and the rest of humanity."

I like that. It got me started on a search for other descriptions of what artists do. I want to compile them and then see what patterns emerge. In the meantime, go look at this. It may not fit your definition of art. But the creator certainly had the determination we all need to finish what we start.

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