Quotes of Note – Defining Artist

“When I say artist I don’t mean in the narrow sense of the word—but the man who is building things—creating molding the earth—whether it be the plains of the west—or the iron ore of Penn. It’s all a big game of construction—some with a brush—some with a shovel—some choose a pen.”

  –Jackson Pollock

I love the way this works to expand the traditional definition of “Artist.”

What do you think makes someone “an artist”?   How would you define such a thing?


3 thoughts on “Quotes of Note – Defining Artist”

  1. I think anyone who creates and intentionally tries to make it more than just utilitarian is an artist. Useful things can be art, whether it’s a toothbrush or chair, but the intent must be there. Art can be music, poetry, novels, paintings, photographs, jewelry, household items. Anything can be art if the creator is trying to make it interesting.


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