"Art" Sayings and Quotes
It's good for art to make us think, to give us a shared experience that creates a dialogue, makes us talk to each other, including strangers.
I always find it amazing that people get mad because they can't figure out my gender. Even though my only job here is to create art, I think being a genderless figure... it shakes people. And when that happens, it makes me feel like I'm doing my job.
I don't create from a place of me making art for art's sake, but wanting my work to actually do stuff... tangible things.
I believe that my art gets across the point that I'm in this morality theater trying to help the underdog, and I'm speaking socially here, showing concern and making psychological and philosophical statements for the underdog.
The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
No matter what I've worked on or what art practices I've delved into, they've always been an attempt to world-build.
Aside from birthing me my first grey hairs and keeping me up at night more times than I'd like to count, 'The Subtle Art' taught me a lot about the nature of work. And a lot of that had to do with how my perception of the work itself evolved over the course of writing the book.
Cultural tourism surveys consistently rate San Francisco's art industry as a core reason for visiting.
I try to not to overanalyze, not to watch myself too much, but to be present in life and in my art. I'm so glad it comes off in that way.