Crust Station will be conducting ongoing interviews with talented artists/crafters and you can find their inspiration here. Art soup for the soul, true stories behind every artist can nourish us with fresh ideas and encouragement. Gather your ingredients now!
“The world displays perfect neutrality on whether we achieve any outward manifestation of our inner desires. But not art. Art is exquisitely responsive. Nowhere is feedback so absolute as in the making of art. The work we make, even if unnoticed and undesired by the world, vibrates in perfect harmony to everything we put into it- or withhold from it. In the outside world there may be no reaction to what we do; in our artwork there is nothing but reaction.
The breathtakingly wonderful thing about this reaction is its truthfulness. Look at your work and it tells you how it is when you hold back or when you embrace. When you are lazy, your art is lazy; when you hold back, it holds back; when you hesitate, it stands there staring, hands in its pockets. But when you commit, it comes on like blazes.”
(From Art & Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland)