THE PERCEPTION OF AN ARTIST
Written By Shradda
What is an art? Art, in its broadest sense, is a form of communication. It means whatever the artist intends it to mean, and this meaning is shaped by the materials, techniques, and forms it makes use of- as well as the ideas and feelings it creates in its viewers. Art is an act of expressing feelings, thoughts, and observations.
Often it so happens that you’re reading a book, a journal, or a creative piece of writing that has content which totally engrosses you into it. The way a poet describes abstractness, nature and the natural surroundings – you would otherwise have not been able to perceive the same alone. In the poet’s imagination, this world and people are made immortal and beautiful by art.
The perception of an artist can change the way you would have thought about every existing thing hitherto;
“They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.” –William Wordsworth (Daffodils)
Could you have otherwise thought – flowers can be described this way? Not so deeply perhaps.
This is how artist Elizabeth Whiteman talks about her work! – “When I paint, it feels very much akin to digging in the soil. It is physical, sensual, visceral, not an intellectual exercise,” she admits. “Luscious, buttery oils are my medium. Colour is my language. Multi-layered, colour-drenched canvases. The very process of mixing and pushing the oils around on the canvas or board, , gives me the sensation of creating something edible, like spreading butter, and enables me to achieve the depth of colour and earthy, fleshy matter I seek.”
An artist’s perception is far beyond what goes to the ordinary….he is a visual storyteller at heart and often feels inspired to create dreamlike moments reflective of everyday beauty, geometry and gestures. “If eyes are a window to the soul, then art is a window between souls,” believes an eminent artist.
For a storyteller, it’s her passion to tell, day-by-day it becomes a drug for her to pen down his thoughts on paper…she wants the world to know her perception, she wants her voice to reach millions and create an essence not known before.
“I like the challenge of filtering what I see through my eyes, brain, nerves, muscles and fingertips onto a two dimensional surface,” admits Paige, who was always told she “carried the art genes”. “I think I was born hard-wired to be an artist of some sort. One of my earliest memories is of when I was very small and used to suck my thumb; I would stroke my face with my index finger and imagine it was a paintbrush.”
Such is the power of art…Such is the perception of an artist, so artworks and creations are extraordinary, as you would surely have agreed to by now!! Your life is your canvas, and you are the masterpiece. There are a million ways to be kind, amazing, fabulous, creative, bold, and interesting.