Whether you see art as a product of our lives or an expression of it – art is meant to be tested. I guess the question is, can it really be art, if it just sits in your mind and never makes it on to the canvas? Maybe it makes it to the canvas, but you never show it to anyone. Is it still art? Maybe.
Do you know an artist that never shows their art? It really doesn’t exist.
Art is meant to be tested. No matter what your medium and no matter what your instrument – when you create art, it needs to be tested. It needs to be critiqued. You need people to look at it and respond to it. Art is meant to be oooh’d and awwww’d over. It might just make you go ewwww, but that’s okay. If someone makes a remark about it, it is remarkable.
Don’t hide your art. Let us see it. Don’t be afraid. Even if someone hates it, you would’ve gotten a response or remark from it. If it just stays hidden, it’s just a good idea that you will never share and no one will ever see.
Art by my friend Sam. I’ve got a few of his pieces. Let me know if you want to commission anything by my friend Sam.