|"Why do art? Everything's been done before."
||[Jan. 29th, 2008|10:56 am]
Why give hugs? Many hugs have been given before. Why fall in love? |
Haven't you fallen in love before? Brushing your teeth? You did that yesterday.
Why keep living? Many lives have been lived before yours.
I believe that people, even people who haven't been formally trained as
artists or inventors or designers, have something to contribute creatively.
It pains me to hear the phrase "everything's been done before" as excuse
for why creating and making things cannot occur, rather than as inspiration. Like,
"Hey, everything's been done before! Let's think of something new! How
would my own voice be suited to express these ideas that have been used
tirelessly. How could my own interpretation contribute to the expression of this
There's so much elitism around art school, and while it's a great platform for the
sharing of ideas, comraderie, mentoring, and collaboration, it doesn't give one
person more license than the other to create.
What's the difference between a designer who's gone to school and a designer
who hasn't gone to school?
One holds a vendetta against their alma mater and the other has shitty