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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Art and Meaning

Blackfish by Katherine Treffinger
Recently my friend Katherine Treffinger started a new project on her blog. Each day she introduces a different artist and asks each to respond to these questions: "What meaning does doing art have for you? Why do you show up in your studio, or wherever, and pick up your tools day after day?" Katherine hopes to compile their answers into a book someday, which I think would be fascinating. I was the artist on her April 18 post and you can read what I had to say here. Every day I look forward to discovering a new artist and learning what motivates and inspires each one. Please treat yourself to a visit to her blog Treffinger Daily to see her magical, intuitive abstract art and read what her artists have to say about what art means to them.


Jean said...

I'm so glad I went to Treffinger Daily to check out your answer! It was so descriptive, I could truly get a sense of how important creating is to you!! And I will be a regular visitor at her site!

(One question, the April 18 post was from Kathy...and I thought the two contributors here are Alberta and Ava. Am I missing something??) :)

DMG said...

Alberta is my alter ego. When my sister and I first started our blog, we were such novices that she thought we needed pseudonyms for privacy because she has two teenage daughters. Alberta was a name she caled me when we were young, and I always loved the name.

Please do keep visiting!

Terri Kahrs said...

Alberta - Your words touched my soul and made it dance in recognition of a fellow spirit! Hugs! Terri xoxo

Katherine said...

Thank you Katherine/Kathy/Alberta for your wonderful response to my question and for leading people to it. Wow I was so surprised to see my painting here, thanks so much.

Jean said...

Thank you so much "Alberta" for your clarification :) I was really starting to think that I was losing it for a while there!!