Art. Design. The Human Experience

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“Children should learn to draw as they learn to write, and such a mystery should not be made of it.” 
— expressed by the American painter, William Morris Hunt (1824-1879).
Recently, this quote stuck me with a deep pang of interest. The question that comes to mind is, “why IS art such a mystery?”  There has been generations upon generations of awe and wide eyed googliness at the glory of art. ART

Most is quite stunning, sure, but I’m wrestling with the concept that the act of creating ART is unfathomable for so many.  Like anything else, drawing can be learned, dance can be learned, piano can be learned, etc, and ANY can be mastered … it’s merely a question of if you have a strong enough desire to learn.  So much so, that you want to invest the dedicated time and energy. Often along with the technical side of art, comes the need to be able to spend copious amounts of time in reflection, asking questions that come out of that reflection and, in turn, asking yourself what your response to those questions are.  

There are people who are naturally pre-disposed to head in any particular creative direction, and they tend to head toward that direction before those of us who aren’t sure of what our own pre-dispositions really are. I often hear the phrase, 

“I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”  

There’s an unspoken barrier that colours ART as elitist and inaccessible. If ART was perceived as less precious, more people would venture to try their own hand at it and reap the benefits of creative expression. Creating art is too difficult if it’s deemed sacred. It needs to be human. It needs room to be flawed and simultaneously beautiful just like humans – the humans who create it. 

Design Inkarnation is a look at where ART and Design meet humanity; a look at all of the glorious, crazy, beautiful and surprising results.  All done by people who are not too different from you and me.

Do you have a story?  Something you’d like to share? Contact me and let’s talk!
My name is Julie.  I make art. I make design. Nice to meet you.

More about Julie Prescesky

Julie spends much of her time paying attention to what's happening around her. At Design Inkarnation, she's head designer, illustrator, writer and creative problem solver.

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