I’ve always felt that art and the making of art are part of a conversation the artist has with himself and the world. In this way the artist offers to the world his ideas, his thoughts and his feelings, creating a dialogue, a give and take, a comparing of notes. But to what end?
Back when I was a student I read a book by Gregory Bateson: Steps to an Ecology of Mind, in it he states that “art is to keep life from being too purposive.” This makes sense to me: art as process and not product. Therefore, rather than trying to arrive at some point of accomplishment, some achievement, some conclusion, I just want to enjoy the journey of creating… wherever it may lead me.