Making art…

28 Aug

Bunches of Lilies

Lilies in springtime

Here is a stereotype I discovered. It is a stereotype because it is true for most artists. We started making art in the same way as everyone else. We don’t exactly remember this, because we were too small and it was so long ago we can’t quite remember.

One sunny day, you (and I) were playing outside. We saw a big bright flower in our mother’s garden and tore it off the bush or out of the ground. We marched it proudly and with love, into the house and presented it to her. She looked at us and saw a cute kid, who she loved, a beautiful flower and a couple of years of gardening destroyed. She cried, for all of those reasons.

We still make art for the same reasons we had for ripping up mom’s garden. We don’t destroy gardens any more, I hope. We don’t do it to make our mothers cry. With love and pride, we discover beauty and share it with those around us.

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