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Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking Paperback – April 1, 2001
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About the Author
Both authors are teachers and working artists. Ted Orland's previous books include Scenes of Wonder & Curiosity and Man & Yosemite.
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But Now What?
We were assigned to read Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles in the Fine Art Class at the California Center for Digital Arts. This book summed it up with the following:
"Making art means working in the face of uncertainty";
"Living with doubt and contradiction doing something that no one much cares whether you do or not and their may not be an audience or reward for."; and
"It is about making the work you want to make means finding nourishment with the work itself."
This book helped me overcome the fear and pick up a camera again and find my way to creativity. It helped me find my way to the personal project that will help me concur my fears and figure out who I am as an artist. It made me realize that my fear is about me and my insecurities and not about the art itself. I was able to unlock my imagination and begin.
The discussion about the only known factors in art are the materials. The words of David Bayles inspired me to pick up a camera and begin experimenting with art again. Thank you for the guidelines to overcome my fear and begin.