What can we expect from art in the future? No clue? Me neither.
What I do know is that the world depends on the creative pursuit of artists to maintain history and fuel the vibrancy of humanity. We are here to create art so that we remind ourselves that we are more than animals, more than machines, more than bags of flesh and organs appearing as a blip on the timeline of the planet.
We have something that goes beyond us. It is a need to express emotion, empathy, sympathy, and community. Art is the heart that pushes these portions of humanity's blood through to it's memory, and in turn feeds the spirit of it.
Keep making art.
Keep teaching art.
Keep art alive, so that humanity can live and not only survive.
Starting a new adventure.....
A few weeks ago, I abruptly went live on Facebook on a whim. I was working on a painting for a tutorial on "dystopian world creation." It was a complex piece that took me about 8 hours to complete. I had everything set up for video considering I was creating the tutorial, so I went ahead and hit the "LIVE" button on Facebook. A fair amount of my friends tuned in and spent a portion, or even the whole hour I was on with me as I rambled and gabbed while drawing.
It was so much fun!
So, I had said I would do it again. I had the show to worry about and needed to wrap that up first. Now with it over, I can move on with doing this latest artistic effort. Every Sunday at 6, I plan on going live with drawing, sculpting, or painting of some sort. Hopefully It'll work out. One week from today, we'll find out. Fingers crossed and pencils ready!
Jason Robert LeClair
I've been drawing and creating fantastical worlds for over 30 years. This is my area to put any visual or written musings. You've been warned...