One of my favorite things to do is to wander aimlessly. Its a reality, though, that most of us spend our lives dashing feverishly from point A to B. Any person or delay that impedes our progress towards the destination is met with frustration and scorn. For me, rushing down a beaten path gives me tunnel vision. It prevents me from seeing the countless unique people and places that may cross my path. After arriving about an hour ahead of time to meet up with a group of friends in Lakeview this afternoon, I decided to try and take off the blinders.
While wandering, I happened upon the tag above behind a convenience store. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of tagging (a conversation for another day) but this one got me thinking. Why do I do what I do?
Most simply, I make art in order to communicate. Photography helps me connect more deeply with people, and allows me to share my ideas in ways that I can’t with words. Creating art gives me greater perspective, and keeps me from forgetting that life is about the process.
I’m really happy to have run into this simple question today. Its nice to find gentle reminders to reflect.
I’d love to hear about why you make art?