My pictures tend not to match everybody's expectation of what art is suppose to be. But that's kind of what artists do. They mutate. They disrupt. They redefine. What if the measure of art was how much it draws you into meditation? What if art was the degree to which it causes a detox and de-stress response?
Art does not have rules. The goals and challenges of art are whatever you decide. My challenge in these sketches is to be open to what lies just below the surface of the page. I lift it to the surface because I am curious what it might be. In the drawing below, I believe it has language and voice. There is some impact. But is it art? You have to decide for yourself based on how you define art.
I know that my artwork opens my eyes to swirls and threads of possibilities. I come away with a sort of revived sense of connection that I'm involved in this unfolding mystery. Life is short and it's a beautiful day on a beautiful planet. I feel more ready than ever to launch my little kayak of curiosity, exploration, and discovery.
Maybe it's not art by any standard. But to me, it's worth a lot.
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Hi, Chris here. I'm an artist and my goal is to help folks get out on the trail and make a creative connection with nature.
Hi, Linda here. I was born in Hubei province in central China. I speak Mandarin Chinese. I'm a professional interpreter so naturally my goal with Artist's Kayak is to be a sort of 'cultural bridge' for our international audience.
嗨，琳达在这里。 我出生在湖北省，当然我会说普通话。 我是一名专业口译员，所以我的目标是成为对我们的治疗之旅计划感兴趣的中国人的“文化桥梁”。
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