Sunday, March 26, 2006
Pain and suffering - opinions wanted
It's interesting how many of the bloggers I read regularly have health problems, mental and/or physical. The link between art and suffering is nothing new - Google these 2 words, and you'll come up with 37,400,000 entries. So why should this interest me? Probably because I have only very recently come to think of myself as an artist - after all, my art is not what earns me a living. While I consider myself to be a positive and optimistic person, I have certainly had my share of heartache and heartbreak. My art, however, doesn't spring from pain - or does it? Does what we've endured or the effects of our illnesses make some of us unconsciously turn to art as an outlet? What do YOU think?