I create paper poster paintings and enjoy painting with oil on canvas. I especially like learning new tactics and styles of art.
But for a while now I've been plagued with the question" Is artwork necessary?" I've felt maybe I need to put my time to use. Do something quite productive and rewarding. Do something which would enhance the planet, something constructive and possibly to make a huge difference. And find my objective. Yes, the continuing question - is that all there is? Unexpectedly making artwork began to feel like a sort of selfish indulgence. Like I have to have utilized my own time to do something much more significant. So I started to think whether any artwork was necessary for anyway.
Every day that I read the morning newspaper. I always read to keep myself informed of this information. The information is of crimes committed. Of terrible crimes against girls and small kids. Of folks afflicted by lack of water or a lot of it. Of the corrupt politicians ruining the social fabric for individual gain. Away Ill-informed individuals running the market to the floor. Hardly gives me some reason to grin in any way.
So what's this animation if not artwork I asked myself? It supplies me with a temporary respite from the gloomy news and tediousness of the daily paper. So is not that art is supposed to do?
In a world plagued with despair perhaps art is similar to the clouds parting and allowing in a beam of sun. There'll always be death and destruction and tears and blood. There'll still be bad news and individuals in need of assistance. But art must exist also. Art supplies a type of relief to the dreariness of somebody's life. Maybe this might be why they left so much artwork in the previous centuries when daily life was a mill, and there was so much illness and suffering from plagues and wars. And now once we look artwork works in the past, we are uplifted and full of a feeling of amazement, of the greatness of the eyesight, of the enormity of the ability and also of the permanence of the functions.
So art is essential. All artwork is necessary. I concluded that it had been necessary for me to continue to create art for myself personally and for the advantage of other people.