Show&Tell has been on summer break….However, yesterday I asked on twitter: What keeps you motivated to work in the arts? Here are the rather,brilliant,insightful tweet answers so far. Tweet yrs @rosalinddavis #artsworth
@thebenstreet Obstinance….Fun (honest answer)
@thisladypaints the constant urge to create
@JackJHutchinson Creation. Growth. Success. Failure. People. Drawing. Insight. Beauty. New horizons….
@markscottwood It’s got everything you need. Beauty, horror, scandal, drama, meaning, pointlessness, gossip and the biggest reason is just the sheer pleasure that comes from finishing the thing you’re working on, I find it immense.. I’m at my happiest when just experimenting with the unknown. Pulping paper for sculptures is my new joy at present.
RD reponse: but learning from that which has gone wrong is also part of the process.imperative I would say to move practice on
MSW: That is if it goes according to plan. Failure can be almost as powerful, devastating.
@annabeltilley obviously not £! But that’s it, being with people who make art, talk art, teach art because it’s at the core of who they are
@mitra_m for me the questions the answers the unknowns
@AlanJSlater Not really inspiration… just a need to do it.
debbie ainscoe @wendyhan Cant help but make things/paint always have done, since little. Its a strange feeling not to.
@40elephantsmob pure, unadulterated, stupid love of art and creativity. Plus the corporate sector won’t employ mad cows like us.
barnswell @EvryDyisDifrnt 1.15am. So far, only way to feel a bit at home in the world now and then
@rachwilberforce The possibilities Questioning Work-in-progress The journey
@daviddipre I have no choice in the matter. Unavoidable.
@MichaelaNettell Ditto, just something inside of me.
@brobirn constant need to question/understand the world we live in.
LeeAP @Debrisdaily intellectual growth spliced with adult playtime… and Titian
@Captainpye fulfils-like nothing else does. The world is so full of beautiful things I want to respond in some way
@KatrionaBeales It’s all about my practice – thrill of the chase of a good idea + seeing it realised in the flesh… and then the way the things you’ve made have a presence of their own + set up different conversations with different people
@ShelleyRaeArt The free-fall feeling of creating, of an almost zen-like state of mind while in artistic “process”. Meeting art soul-mates
@ElizabethMurton so much- playtime, learning new things- practical & conceptual, exploring materials… seeing something emerge, seeing a connection, developing an idea, moving your practice onwards… Just being in my studio!
Justine Cook @jcsculpture you can only do what you do, so to be true to yourself you have to create. There is no choice if want to keep sane & healthy!
Mark Jackson @mjacksonesq good question… various factors:
because there have been amazing projects by artists that may not have happened but for my involvement. .because there is no victory in art, but it’s the closest thing to relief. because my grandfather’s ghost makes me. Art is his vessel for EVP. Like automatic curating. because it’s better to fire the slings and arrows than to suffer or oppose them.
(and lo! He is CURATOR! Fixed as a limpet on the great hull of art. Tearing the skin off of rogue seamen. Et cetera) but mostly because I like helping other people do things. …my favourite bit is the sound of a silent photographer documenting an exhibition. A sound of observation. Delicious.
Andrew Bracey @BraceyAndrew Simple, imagine a situation where you did not work in the arts. Horrible.
@michelehrashman Because despite deriving no recompense in terms of financial, practical, social reward or appreciation, it is still worth it.
@AlistairGentry 1- knowing there are people out there who care about what I say, do and make. 2- If you can, why wouldn’t you? Best job ever. 3- I love art, literature, films, plays & all the other products of human imagination that make a person truly alive.
@speedina working around amazing people as well as constantly being in scary, challenging fun situations and erm, love.
@rosalinddavis: An insatiable passion for learning, collaboration.knowledge,