Barbara Matteo Serbent


When 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.

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