Creative People live their lives according to principles that are both universal and individual. All creatives share some creative common values. Artists share these common big ideas that draw them to their projects.
Maybe you want to be an artist but are afraid to start. If you are afraid to go for it, these common artist purpose statements might give you a boost. If you have been an artist for a while, and need to be reminded of why you do this, maybe these will help.
Art is a universal language that helps the world and the artist express views, feelings and ideas. Art is an especially good tool for communicating abstract thoughts. Artists can convey complex emotions, uncomfortable problems and reflect society in one flash of an image.
Appreciating, studying and creating art helps people feel more connected with one another, and teaches all artists to be more respectful as human beings. Th artwork they create has the same power.
Observation is the artist’s primary strength. Artists develop the skill of seeing the world more carefully. the world is made up of an infinite gradation of colors, textures, patterns and forms. Artists notice details. And they realize that paying attention to those details can change individuals. Individuals can then change the world.
The world needs more expressions of beauty; in fact, it can never have enough. Artists worship the concept of beauty, and work to take our universal yet abstract intuition of the beautiful and interpret it into the realities of our present world.
Ideas about art have been shared in dialogue among people for centuries. As art theories have developed, evolved and informed one another, our understanding of ourselves and the larger world has grown. Art techniques have been created, shared and adapted, and this cooperation has allowed each artist greater tools to express his or her own visions.
Visual art is particularly rewarding in that it is a connection between abstract ideas and physical work. Painters, sculptors, designers and other visual artists work with real, tactile materials. They take these physical materials and transform them, physically, into representations of what is in their minds. It is a magical form of alchemy that humanity values.