Tuesday, August 6, 2013
is this you?
"When I use the word 'rebel' for the artist, I do not refer to revolutionary or to such things as taking over the dean's office...Artists are generally soft spoken persons who are concerned with their inner visions and images...Forever unsatisfied with the mundane, the apathetic, the conventional, they always push on to newer worlds..." - Rollo May, The Courage to Create
Does this quote describe you? It's a pretty accurate description of me.
I've been reading Rollo May lately. It's an intense sort of reading, one that reminds me of all those philosophy classes I took in college (I LOVED philosophy and minored in it, actually). This is definitely not a page turner. I find the author's statements so profound and personal that I need to sit with them and let them breathe.
This book is less about the creator as artist and more about the creator of LIFE (perhaps the reason I feel as though I am in philosophy class all over again?)
And yet, art is life, at least, for me.