Arting for 365 Day 289: A Purpose Behind Art

Day 289 4x6" ink on paper

Day 289 4×6″ ink on paper

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

It’s interesting to think about the things that come easiest to us – those things that we fall back on because they are comfortable and take little thought. For me, it’s a drawing like this; where the lines and shapes that flow from my pen come naturally. A piece like this feels good to make and is easy to look at. It doesn’t make the viewer think all that much and it certainly doesn’t take much thought for me to create. So what is the purpose of it? Is easy art worth making if it does nothing to challenge the viewer or the artist? I am torn on this question. But at the end of a day that left little time for art, I made these free flowing lines. Combined they create a feeling and an energy that draws me in and perhaps draws the viewer in as well. Perhaps that is enough of a purpose.

2 thoughts on “Arting for 365 Day 289: A Purpose Behind Art

  1. An intriguing question, one I often ask myself. I do believe any art is worth making, and art is valued in so many different ways. The only thing I can say with confidence is when I produce an ‘easy’ work, that is a delightful representation of where my mind was at at that time… And how wonderful to share that expression, not too challenge, merely to experience.
    I very much enjoy experiencing your work.

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