Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle

Odd thought...

I wish I could remember the exact quote, and which contemporary artist said it, but the quote went something like this: "Our sculptures, paintings, recordings, and writings ultimately have no intrinsic merit - they are merely the detritus of having lived a creative life."

Put in another way, for everyone short of a Beethoven or a da Vinci (and additionally excluding working architects), perhaps the relationship between an artist and their art can be compared to that between a child and their stuffed animal: in either case we imbue the object itself with so much meaning, when in reality all that was truly special was inside the person the object mattered to.
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