Everything seems to be unexposed in the first place. The film. The canvas. The paper. But not for long. The ideas on the mind are ready to make a difference in this world… Will it ever get this far? Well, time will tell… However, it’s a dream a lot of people wish to live. Make a positive difference in this world while doing what we love to do.
How about art? How can art make a positive difference in this world? Or more precise, how can my / YOUR art make a positive difference in this world? Heck, what is art anyway? Who’s the judge?
Art deals with questions. “Good” art raises questions in the observer. The creator is usually in his element. He’s “in the zone”, unconsciously creating something. In the end (if there is any) he may question himself about his piece of art. Did I use the right tools? How could I have done better? And will anybody like it?
(Social-) Media is a harsh critic. It can be a b*tch. But it can be a cheering fan as well. Most importantly: The artist should be his biggest fan. YOU should be your biggest fan. YOU make art for art’s sake. For the joy of freely expressing yourself. If you love doing it and enjoyed the process, then it’s “good” art and it should not matter what anybody else is thinking.
As human beings we are sensitive to things that surround us: Nature, people, music, TV,… toxic or inspiring. It may depend on your environment, your choices and your (inner) filter system. Start setting the filter correctly. Say no to energy drainers. Surround yourself with positive-minded people and enjoy nature more often.
Next time the paper or canvas is blank, the unexposed film is loaded into the camera, we have evolved. The filter is different. It still may be the same enjoyable process. Yet the result may look different. Better?! Who knows. No need to judge. But can you feel it?
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.