Flower drawings of cosmos flowers by Katrina of Blushed Design. This blog post #flowertattoos
Ask most artists why they create art and you will find that their answer is often that they have no opportunity not to create art. It is as much a part of their livelihood as breathing.
There is often a mutual dialogue that is expressed between the artist and the artist that informs each of the existence of the other. This is a dialogue that can be expressed in many different media and forms. The transformation begins when the artist explores the art process and its creation in a deeper way. This is rarely done without conflict and struggle because the creation of art often means that the artist must explore the dark cracks in their soul and the past in order to find the truth in the work they are to create. It is this process that allows the artwork to have a soul.
The artist's mind does not always proceed in a linear way because the focus is more conceptual than that of a specific concrete object. The artist is forced to rethink and sometimes refuse what seemed right in the beginning. This provides a way to work against such alternatives to create the art that has the ability to inform. When the creative process travels through natural and organic paths, it allows the art and the artist to be transformed when the journey is revealed.
This process allows works of art to become larger than the artist, because when the art is given the opportunity to grow and develop independently of the artist. Art can mature into something more than the artist has ever imagined. That is why it is easier for an artist to work with concepts because there is more room for interpretation and free expression. Use all the senses to express what is seen, smelled, tasted and heard as well as what feels.
Creating art is like raising a teenager. You try to teach and train to the best of your ability and knowledge. But it will have to go back and let the wings spread and dry the preparation for the first flight. You have nothing but perhaps the sudden feeling of emptiness or emptiness and the joy of the expression of the art form.
Some artists like to explain what their creative process is and what the artwork represents to them. Some prefer to let the internal dialogue remain a secret and allow the viewer to use their past personal experiences to reveal their own conception of what the work of art means to them.
At that moment, the art has grown even larger and has the ability to transform the viewer as well.