This week’s artist quote is from Australian artist John Olson. The quote is, “Painting is a means of self-enlightenment.” I think this is true in many ways. Painting, or art in general, is a means of understanding yourself and the world better. Allowing yourself to express the things in your mind, can help you view the world in new ways, to learn things about yourself, and to make new strides that you otherwise may not have been able to. I think any time you express your inner self, whether through art, writing, whatever your passion in life is, it can take you a tiny step closer to transcendence, because you are being true to yourself and striving to know yourself better.
What do you think about this quote? Do you agree that painting is a means to self-enlightenment? Or is art just having fun? I’d love to hear your opinions.