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Do you harbor a working definition of “art,” and if so, what is it?

I don’t. I probably should, and if pressed, I suppose I would say that art is whatever tangible work results from a creative act. Imagine you google your name, and find a critic’s description of your work. What would you most like it to say?

Honestly, I don’t think it matters what anyone says. An artist does not produce work for the external gratification. I have always agreed with what Rilke said in Letters to a Young Poet (I paraphrase): if you don’t HAVE TO do it, you really should not. It sounds snobby. But, really, an artist responds to an itch that needs to be scratched. 16

Splat Art Magazine May/June 2011  

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Splat Art Magazine May/June 2011  

underground art magazine

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