Wednesday morning, I told my students that they have incredible power as artists and designers. We are culture-makers, image-creators, wizards with paintbrushes and tablet pens. Through our work we have the ability to shape the kind of world we want to see. The future is uncertain, as it ever was. Am I afraid? Yes. But I will not let that fear paralyze me. Unfortunately, my work is still relevant - it has never been more important to pay attention to our surroundings, particularly to the things that seem quiet, unimportant, or irrelevant. I will go on with my painting. This is the beginning of change.
I had a great conversation with ceramicist Thomas Radca about wabi-sabi, the art of the imperfect, and the necessity of prioritizing studio time. It was a perfectly timed dose of clarity.
Chiara Lucato, "Confini liberi" (Free borders)
"Una griglia rigida pur mobile, una scacchiera per le regole del gioco, un contenitore per libertà d'intelletto, sensibilità e audacia: in equilibrio instabile tra libertà e vincolo esiste sempre la via dell'espressione creativa."