Why make art? Richard Serra at SFMOMA

In a short interview at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Richard Serra explains his view of the process.

My own experience has been almost the opposite:  I always thought real life was my alternate existence.  Reality was that tedious thing that had to be got through in order to spend a few hours or minutes living my true life.

Maybe growing up in a bitterly dysfunctional environment helped to shape that experience, though.  I used my creative ability to escape.  I still do.

Reality isn’t good enough for me.

Why do artists make art?  Share your thoughts below.



Action and Expression, from the Tate Gallery

This week’s Tate Debate posed the question, “How important is physical action in your thinking about or expression of a creative idea?”

It’s very important, but something we often overlook because we live so much in our own heads, forgetting our bodies.  Or at least I do.

Click here to share your own thoughts on the subject.

10 Songs that Changed My Life

Today there was a discussion on Twitter about songs that changed our lives.  Here are mine,  all written down for posterity.

I think our most formative experiences happen around the ages 11-14. At least that was the way with me. You can totally tell that I was a somewhat melancholic 80s kid.
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