A vanishing space

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“sketchbook page” art I created during my 12 Hour Art Project.

“The arts occupy a vanishing space in modern life: they offer one of the last lingering places to seek out empathy for its own sake, and to the extent that an artist’s work is frustrating or difficult or awful, you could say this allows greater opportunity to try to meet it. I am not saying there is no room for discriminating taste and judgment, just that there is also, I think, this other portal through with to experience creative work and to access a different kind of beauty, which might be called communion.”

Wil S. Hylton, NY Times, from this article on Chuck Close

I originally found this article through Austin Kleon’s inspiring weekly newsletter.

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