In the Sunday New York Times (2001 September 23), painter Elizabeth Murray writes about her feelings as she tries to work in her studio now, six blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood. What's the point of art? Murray concludes:

I don't know where I stand on this. A good deal of art is going to seem silly and inconsequential now, and so will a lot of artists, I suppose. I cling to my belief in art as a way for us to try to understand our real situation in life, which is a condition of not knowing what is coming around the next corner.

I don't know what will happen to my career or to the art business. I think that perhaps things will slow down and that it may be good for things to slow down and get quieter so that we can all think and reflect. Maybe there is no understanding, but there is opening yourself and trying to continue to grow and hope.

(See Underappreciated Ideas, InModeration, AntiBumperstickerization, ...)

TopicArt - TopicLife - 2001-09-24

(correlates: OnSolitude, LightMind, AlignedMinds, ...)