The Value of Creation
By John Myers
Having watched Michael, my son, create, and often creating alongside him, I have formed some ideas about art.
Often people will say to me that they are learning to do some form of art but it's not very good. I get compliments on my artwork, but when I compare what I do to Michael's it's humbling. There is a vast difference between talent and a gift. Here is what I have come to understand so far:
My philosophy on art...all art is great art if it accomplished the goal of getting the artist involved in an internal dialog with the subject, the medium, and most of all the artist themself.
The value or accolades are irrelevant. Few people have talent enough to sell art, fewer have enough skill, rarely someone special has the "gift" of talent, an eye, and the vision to see beyond what the rest of us can see...and have it be widely recognized by people as a truly great work of art, a pinnacle of human experience.
Can you appreciate your artwork even if it has no market value or public accolades? Will you display it just because it was your expression?
I look forward to hearing how you have come to understand artistic expression and value.