Geekout in the Clouds
March 11, 2012 § 4 Comments
A gorgeous example of an artist seeing something in their mind and making it come to life with amazing resources. Science + Art = Stunning. Go here to read the article.
Another great example of an artist going to extraordinary means. Instead of using paint and a brush, this girl kisses the canvas and I think it’s wonderful.
As a writer, it makes me wonder how far I would go to get something exactly the way I want it. There’s a huge element of self loathing involved in the process. You see something (whether it be art or writing a scene) in your mind and it doesn’t translate as literally in real life. Or with musicians, they hear a melody, a mood, or want their fingers to work a certain way, and when they can’t, it’s heart breaking. I’ve seen my mother, a pianists, do this.
But that’s part of the beauty. We, as artists, musicians, and writers, are only bringing half of the experience. Our readers, listeners, or watchers will interpret what we create with their own past and upbringing. We don’t have control over how our work will be perceived.
I know this though: art, in all it’s forms, should be a gift to the reader, listener, and viewer. There’s a place and a time for writing for yourself. That has importance.
If you’re writing to publish, it should be a gift to your reader. Yes, write to your dream reader. Write a book you want to read, have a geekout in the clouds, but you’re only creating part of the experience. You’re reader? They’re bringing their imagination.