The Soul of Fine Art: Delve into: art, passion, writing, dharma, zen, character, consciousness, culture, intuition, evolution, and the spirit we call soul.

eden's weblog:

you can't outsource your soul work

Wednesday Jun 29, 2005

Follow the Leader

Today I heard a film director talking about artists.

He said it’s clear: the artists who get attention are those who are willing to walk close to the edge … and the artists who get paid the most are those that are the most self-destructive. Society pays them to risk their lives in the public forum.

Even if this assessment has some accuracy, do you want to fall into the trap set by others, or do you want to create your own vision within a crucible forged by a healthy mind, heart, and soul.

Think about it now—if you are dedicated to your art then you will face this choice between follow the leader, or be the leader.