The Disparate Actions of Art and Artists
In art, the artist is constantly questioning the way things are done, they way things are perceived, and the way reality presents itself to man. It isn’t that he doubts reality, or the validity of the traditional forms used to communicate, but it becomes increasingly more difficult to arrest the attention of the human mind in a world rich in expression. The artist thus must seek for new ways of saying things. For truly unique creations are captivating. The constant questioning is a way to break free of the traditional forms, a way to discover the new, the interesting, and the captivating. Most often the artist fails, either in finding something unique, or in finding something meaningful in the object he has created free of traditional constraints. Truly gifted artists, in the sense of being able to communicate uniquely, are able to create a new way, a new form and method that is at once unique, consistent within itself and its meaning, and relatable to the human experience. In the end, such is the purpose of an artist, to communicate. That so many times the general public looks upon art and wonders why so much of it is incomprehensible is a mark of the fact that either artists have lost sight of the communicative aspect of their art, or man has failed to grasp the context of the artists purpose.