Saturday, March 27, 2010
I have already seen many of the wonderful entries submitted for the theme at IF this week, "Rescue". Seeing the entries made me think, as I often do, about how so many talented individuals from across the globe, can develop such different ideas and works of art on the same topic. It's the artists slant on the world, so varied and deeply rooted into who that person is, how he/she chooses to create, and speak through their art. Really powerful. Yet - what makes this all possible, besides talent and dedication to craft? What makes art possible is my take on IF this week - imagination. Without imagination what does an artist truly have? Can you be an artist without it... is raw talent enough?
This recycled pencil sketch is my "rough" interpretation of imagination. How we need to rescue, revive and foster imagination in ourselves and those around us. It is why I LOVED teaching art classes to children. Their innocent and thoughtful outlook on the world around them was filled with burgeoning imagination and life, it was inspiring on so many levels. As adults, it can be so hard to maintain our imagination - to keep it fresh. But we must, since it is such an important part of who we are.
I strive to keep my imagination alive and you know what else? I do believe in fairies.
Posted by Lisa M Griffin at 6:22 AM
Labels: illustration friday, Lisa M Griffin New Hampshire artist and illustrator, rough pencil sketch, woodland fairy