David Bayles Quotes

David Bayles Quotes: Nature places a simple constraint on those who leave the flock to go their own way: they get eaten. In society it's a bit more complicated. Nonetheless the admonition stands: avoiding the unknown has considerable survival value. Society, nature, and artmaking tend to produce guarded creatures.
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David Bayles Quote: The lessons you are meant to learn are in your work. To see them, you need only look at the work clearly - without judgment, without need or fear, without wishes or hopes. Without emotional expectations. Ask your work what it needs, not what you need. Then set aside your fears and listen, the way a good parent listens to a child
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Quotes about David Bayles: Something about making art has to do with overcoming things, giving us a clear opportunity for doing things in ways we have always known we should do them.
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Quote about David Bayles: Art is a high calling - fears are coincidental. Coincidental, sneaky and disruptive, we might add, disguising themselves variously as laziness, resistance to deadlines, irritation with materials or surroundings, distraction over the achievements of others - indeed as anything that keeps you from giving your work your best shot. What separates artists from ex-artists is that those who challenge their fears, continue; those who don't, quit.
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David Bayles Sayings: We have to construct communities of artists because they don't naturally exist in our culture.
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David Bayles Saying: The seed of your next artwork lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece.
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Sayings about David Bayles: To the artist, all problems of art appear uniquely personal. Well, that's understandable enough, given that not many other activities routinely call one's basic self-worth into question.
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