“How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others” ~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and
With spirituality being on the wane in today's society is it any wonder why there is such a strong resurgence in technique and the science of art ? There also is a direct link between the lack of a belief in the "intangible" in our world and the promotion and celebration of the "science of art"
According to Yuval Noah Harari in his book "Sapiens" much of our language skills were developed for gossip. A great deal gets said about people in their absence.
Many people will tell you that they work too much, that they don't get enough sleep, don't eat well enough and live stress filled lives. Change only seems to happen when faced with health issues, the loss of a friend or loved one or the demise of a relationship. Then and only then do most begin to search for answers.
Art education with an entire emphasis on technique and theory is not art training. Technique and theory are only the tools. Exploration, innovation and creativity are really what art-making is all about.