Thursday, February 8, 2007

When your an artist, even though you don't think so, writing can be a very important part of what you do. Let's take this for example, you go to a gallery opening and you meet a very well educated person. Now this person asks you what your painting mean to them, so how would you respond? Writing doesn't only take your words on a page to a higher level, but with enough practice it brings your vocabulary to a higher level while talking to individual people. I consider writing a huge part of what i do in the field of art. But wait, isn't writing considered a form of art? Without writing we wouldn't have "Romeo and Juliet", "Alice In Wonderland", "Taming of the Shrew" and countless other's. So if you DON'T consider writing a big part of what you do as an artist, then you shouldn't consider yourself one.

1 comment:

brandon said...

I think writing is important to anyone that want work as a professional in this world. You may be the "best" artist in the world, but if you don't have writing/people skills "you" wont ever get a respectable job. Writing skills are a necessity all careers, whether it is writing a resume, a memo, a formal complaint, a letter or resignation, or even as simple as being able to adequately describe your thoughts on paper. Even though in "art" your ideas are expressed in a visual way, many times you will have to explain your ideas and intentions to your employer through writing. Sometimes verbally expressing your ideas and/or having sketches won't be sufficient. So in a nutshell, writing is used no matter what your profession is and the better "your" writing skills are, the professional and "marketable" you will be be to a diverse group of employers.