How do I carry on when I feel mute?
How do I create art and to whom do I offer it?
Does art even matter anymore?
The answers are:
How do I carry on when I feel mute? I don’t know. I just do.
How do I create art and to whom do I offer it? I don’t know. I just do.
Does art even matter anymore? Yes.
The truth is, even though it seems the world is escalating and spinning out of control, even though I feel closer to the brink of street fighting and/or ecological destruction than I ever have before in my lifetime, even though I know more about my own and other’s suffering than I knew before, these have always been the answers to these particular questions.
Yes, art matters.
You don’t know how you make art or whom to offer it to, but you just do it anyway.
You don’t know how you’ll carry on, but you just do.
Stay as grounded as possible. Notice nature. Make art. Find the things and people that will help you not despair, because despair is not an option. The world needs you and your voice, and this has always been true. And will always be true. And on this you can count. This is truth. Art is a steady and stable place to stand. Artists are often known for being flaky and unstable. The truth is, we are very stable. Because we have to be.