Critics, mathematicians, scientists and busybodies want to classify everything, marking the boundaries and limits... In art, there is room for all possibilities. (Pablo Picasso)
Creativity, regardless of the form, is a primal function of man's intellect.
Ideally, instinctual manipulation of media should be the only force behind creation, much as the instinctive force behind birth, death, procreation, and survival.
But we think.
We labor to make sense of the world and of all the schemes of living things and nature.
I think we labor too hard.
Art has fallen prey to man's need to "categorize" in order to make sense of the thoughts of others in his brain.
Work is categorized as realistic or abstract.
Such designations are absolutes.
No absolutes exist in art.
Even within this philosophy, I find that I love certain things about painting.
I love colors. I love texture. I love spontaneity.
I love innocence.
I love panache. I love messages.
But I do not love categories.
I do not love absolutes.
I do not love to labor too hard.
Micheal W. Jones
Thoughts and work from a mid-career artist working his ass off every day
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