Art and obsession

Art and obsession.

Cristian Mihai posted an article about art and obsession. It’s an interesting read, and a paragraph at the end really grabbed my attention.

I like the idea that the only theme in art is the question, “Who am I?” That all art is  a journey of self-discovery. Artists make art because they want to find out who they really are, and the audience “consumes” that art because they want to know they’re not as alone as they thought. Because they want to find particular truths they wouldn’t have been able to find otherwise.”

It’s a thought I’ve had myself for probably as long as I’ve been writing. Who am I? Does anyone care? But we all want to know, and we all want to share. That’s what pretty much everything is about. Figuring that out, and not being alone.

So let’s share.

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