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Art Quote for the Day

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DO YOU HAVE A MOTTO OR CREED THAT AS AN ARTIST YOU LIVE BY?

Alice Neel said, “the will of the devil” – that you really have to have the will of the devil. And yet at the same time, you have to let the paintings lead you. You really have to let them have a life of their own.  You really have to make it a life force, and a lot of times you feel like you are being dragged by a team of wild dogs and that the paintings will take you someplace. I don’t think artists dream up art when they’re children, even though a lot of creative inspiration comes from childhood.  Artists are people who go in a room everyday, let the art drag them a little further, and then sitting back twenty years later say, “How did I get here?” You’ve made this whole other world.  You know, there was no idea of what heaven and hell used to look like. Artists made the idea of what heaven and hell looked like.  We have the same kind of job today. We’re making these worlds that no one ever dreamed of , yet they are very real .They come from reality.”

LASTLY, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A YOUNG ARTIST WHO IS JUST STARTING OUT?

Well , the idea of low overhead is always very good.  But more importantly, to develop as an artist of substance with something to say takes a long time… You have to spend the time and pack as much energy into the work, and it will overflow into the world.

excerpt from interview with artist , Bill Jensen from the book, Inside the Painter’s Studio by Joe Fig

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Author: jfasse

I AM AN ARTISTAND A PROFESSOR OF ART AT EDGEWOOD COLLEGE IN MADISON WI.I RECEIVED MY MFA FROM THE UNIV. OF WI IN 1994 AND HAVE BEEN TEACHING EVER SINCE. I CONDUCT CLASSES IN MY HOME; FIGURE DRAWING, ALTERED BOOKS WORKSHOPS AND WANT TO CONTINUE TO EXPAND ON THIS ACTIVITY AND THAT IS WHY I'M STARTING A BLOG.....TO GET INFO OUT THERE AND CONNECT WITH POSSIBLE ON LINE CLASS STUDENTS AND FOLLOWERS

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