Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"simple things into magic"

People who have never seen my work often ask me what my work is like. The following are what I reply:
whimsical
dreamy
folky
magic
silly/funny
child like

I think for me as an artist I like to take the simple things and create them in a way that people will notice them. I bring them out, i give them life and a meaning. I think artists see things and the world differently. I often wonder what it would be like to be in someone else's head. is it dull in there or do you have fun?
It's hard sometimes because people who have no background in art are allowed to have an opinion on your art, which sucks if they don't like it. I think for me sometimes I'm afraid that people will look at it and say "I can do that", "how hard is it to make paper boats", "i did that in kindy", but I think its more than the art itself, its the concept/s and meanings, the inspiration behind it and the execution of the work. Just enjoy it and try to see it the way I do.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, so true! sometimes you have to come from an artistic background to appreciate other people's art, as you then understand that its not just about the finished product, but also about the journey that comes before. many people see alot of naive/abstract etc art and say 'i can do that!' but when it comes down to it, do they?
    But it is also good to have non-art types critique you work, as they often see things in a simpler light.

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