Photo by Francesca Woodman
Do suffering people become artists or are they suffering because they are artists?
When we create art – we are creating a breach between our human reality and the divine.
It is the biggest thing setting us apart from everything else on this planet, it is a clear mark of our humanity!
Much like a belief in God it can not be rationalized.
Artists are fine tuned to channel the energy of change, hope, pain, love, anger. We become lightning rods for strong feelings.
I am an artist, and I have grown up with artists, we cry loudly and often. We become extremely jealous and are capable of loving blindly.
It is important to remember that creative people live their lives with all their vulnerabilities on the surface – and that makes them beautiful… but remember to love them, and hold on to them — because they need you.
I’ve always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out, give the audience all you’ve got. Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same. It isn’t supposed to be easy.
The significant element that is common to Rivera, Siqueros, Picasso, Pollock, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo is the expression of pain. ~Bill Cannon
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. ~Winston Churchill
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.