Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Unwilling Artist

Today I took a long walk to pick up some paint for my current project.

Along the way, I came across so much artistic expression that I had to photograph it. Art is all around us, we just have to open our eyes to it.

Most of it is created out of randomness, not for a class, exposition or client. Just art for the sake of art. You just have to pay close attention to your daily surroundings, but it is there.

So much can be captured in the random expressionist art of the unwilling. From destruction, liability, loneliness and renewal. There is something about the unwilling artist that captures my imagination. They do not ask for recognition, fame or money, but just for the very act of expression.

The unwilling artist is sometimes not even a person but only an act. Like the laborious demolition of a building, or a vines growth on the side of a building. Or it can be very deliberate and examined like spray paint on the side of a wall.

Inspiration can be found anywhere, we just need to look!

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