sitting down to plan an art action, whether thinking of a series,
sketching a moment in time, or taking a photograph, a lot happens.
The creative urge — belonging to everyone — is shaped
by training in methods, materials, and techniques, familiarity
with art history, and a unique ability to express ideas visually.
But there is something more: the very elusive original "big
idea" perfectly executed. The best of us mysteriously become
conduits, creating transcendent works that speak to everyone
able to listen. Every artist knows if and when they have found
it, but most spend a lifetime in pursuit. It's a great life.