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08-05-2017, 01:26 PM

Does the art you create say something about who you are inside?

Kayleigh Phelps
08-26-2017, 07:15 AM
I'm often told I'm dark and twisted because of some of what I create. I don't think it reflects me as a person, but perhaps its on a more subconcious level. I find I am drawn to the macabre.

08-28-2017, 11:46 AM
It roots from the inside so it must.

My most popular artwork is an echo of what people want to see. When I use this echo on my own notions of what I want to see, things are very different. My artwork can be messy and unfocused. Even uninspired.

It scares me to think that all of my "best" ideas come from other people. I find that these people (non-artists) are so free to express how such ideas can visually manifest because they feel no obligation or impulse to make it so. I feel the elemental magic, that create pieces and parts of artwork, is more apparent when brought to me from an outsider than from inside my own mind. From the outside I can see the idea. I can see it's edges, boundaries, and limits. I can see it's structure, shapes, and colors - All to a certain degree of course. But with my own ideas, I often struggle to find purpose. I am saturated with the idea and cannot find a meaningful direction to start out in. I don't let this paralyze me of course. I continue my efforts trying to make "good" art as best I know how. Nevertheless, it is difficult, confusing, and frustrating.

Back to the topic. Yes. I often find it easy to solve others' problems instead of solving my own and it shows in my artwork.

08-29-2017, 06:17 PM
Yes, art exposes the true nature of the individual (or the perceived artist) on an abstract and visual level.

It should expose the true nature to the artist before anyone else, otherwise, it is a wasted effort, in my opinion.

I believe that art that has no inner dimension or, has no sense of honesty or self-reflection, that panders to general interests and base desires, is worthless.