WHAT IS ART?

Do artists create art by painting pictures, carving sculpture, performing music and dance, etc. or are these products the result of a behavioural response to deeper motivation? Is art a surface activity of the intellect - like the idea of beauty, skill, decoration, investment, etc. - or do artists encounter and unknowingly suppress an unconscious experience of mind? Find the answers to these questions through the writings and artwork of C J Hollins.

"Some artists look outwards and draw and paint what their eyes show them, they see landscapes, portraits and everyday things. Others look inwards and allow their mind to imagine worlds full of wizards, monsters or fantasies. Inside my mind I hear the call of a old mournful animal. A long lost creature who once showed my distant ancestors the world through bestial instincts. This creature has been passed down to me in the genes that structure my unconscious intuitive responses, but my creature has become entombed. Buried alive under my modern command of my every thought, and so I must learn to act without design so that I can sense the world through the echo's that remain of this original state of mind".

 

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