What do artists think about making art?In Neil Gaiman's book Smoke and Mirrors he talks about how he writes. "The place they arrived at in the end was not the place I was expecting them to go when I set out. Sometimes the only way I would know that a story had finished was when there weren't any more words to be written down."
Jim Jarmusch whose first major film, Stranger Than Paradise was produced on a budget of approximately $125,000 and released in 1984 to much critical acclaim, says "Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, books, music, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal that speak directly to your soul. If you do this your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it."
If you would like to see some of our completed work that is for sale go to www.wilsonhughesgallery.com or visit us at the gallery. We appreciate referrals. Please share this email with your friends. The next Art by Night is Friday, April 3rd from 5 to 9 pm.
John Wilson & Suzun Hughes
Wilson Hughes gallery - contemporary fine art & craft