Chapter Two of Art & Fear touched on quite a few important topics. At times I felt a little deja vu, reading something I had already read or knew- without actually having already read it. (whoo)
One of my favorite parts of the articles discussed Graduation for art school students. The statistic that 98% of art majors would no longer be producing art after five years seemed startling at first… then I thought about it and it is not too far fetched.
The few paragraphs on Uncertainty were everything I needed to hear. I will probably re-read it often.
“Lincoln doubted his capacity to express what needed to be said at Gettysburg, yet pushed ahead anyway, knowing he was doing the best he could to present the ideas he needed to share. It’s always like that. Art is like beginning a sentence before you know its ending.” (page 20)
“What’s really needed is nothing more than a broad sense of what you are looking for, some strategy for how to find it, and an overridiging willingness to embrace mistakes and surprises along the way.” (page 21)
Overall the reading was beneficial, I look forward to reading the entire book on my own time. It was recommended to me a few times in the past and I never jumped on it…now I wish I had accessed it sooner.