Artists & Curator Quotes
Artists look at the world and listen to what they see. They record what they see in their art. AOTCE hopes that you can get inspired by reading these artists and their quotes.
"Aside from my art being a passion and expression, I also see it as both work and at times of change a sense of duty." Carlos Ramierz
"Creating is a form of meditation for me." Fatimah Halim
"I never really loved to do anything else but create art" Shakur
"I think for me representational painting did not provide enough space for satisfactory self-expression." Jide Aje
"Looking through the eyes of an artist is a wonderful gift. You see emotions and you can depict the emotions into a medium that others can then see." Judy Bowman
My advice to a young aspiring curator—spend lots of time “looking” at art and asking questions about what you see. Stephanie James
"Do whatever you do so well that you become the expert."
Beth Shook/Ceramic Artist
"Follow you heart and dreams because there is only one of you and we Need You." Tiesha Harrison
"The process is the idea and when it is worked out, it becomes art".
"I believe that a simple definition of craft vs. art may be... “if a normal person can be taught to make something, it is a craft. If inspiration comes from life experiences, individual thought and emotions, it leans towards art”. Halldor Hjaimarson
"Find a mentor, find a mentor, or find a group to mentor you. You have to bounce your ideas and thoughts about making art off someone or in a group of some people who think like you or have arrived at a place where you want to go." Dwight Smith
“My practice as an artist happens in my heart first then my head second and then in a physical space through my hands. I ask why first, then how and then I execute with freedom and no fear.” Sabrina Nelson