— expressed by the American painter, William Morris Hunt (1824-1879).
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.
“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.