I thought that this might be a good final thought for the month of February:
What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist if you didn’t want to share an experience, a thought.
In a sense, art is inevitable because of our fundamental impulse to share. Sometimes, we latch on to things that are terrifying or frustrating or sublime, moments that are too critical to be forgotten or pushed away. So we must give them a form in which they can be discussed, seen, and shared. In that sense, art is not just a personal pursuit. It is inherently a collective one.
So many Catalogue cheers this Monday for our Community Arts non-profits — for bringing us closer every day of the week!